I heard today that my first restaurant is being demolished this week. It makes me teary-eyed. I bought it in 1982, it was over 40 years old then. The building was not in great shape, so I only bought the fixtures and leased the building. The building has been empty since the mid-90's, but my sign was still over it (40 feet over it). I'm not surprised it is being demolished; I just have many fond memories of what happened inside those walls; so many funny stories of customers, cooks, wait staff, dishwashers, and delivery people. It is sad. But I'm sure the building has outlived it's usefulness.