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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"U" is for...ABC Wednesday 060910

unknown. The future of this ranch cafe is UNKNOWN. It sits right off Highway 395, outside of Olancha, CA, the site of the Crystal Geyser bottling plant. Hubby and I have often driven right by this little cafe and have been too busy to stop. But, over Memorial Day, we planned our trip and planned to stop and visit it, only to hear that its future is unknown. Cal Trans is planning on expanding Highway 395 and the cafe sits right in its path! The waitress was saying that there are three possible plans for the cafe: (1) move it to a new spot OFF the highway; (2) close it; (3) Cal Trans might bypass this area and make a new road, in which case, the cafe will be off the highway and will lose its business. Not very good options, in my opinion. The cafe employs 10% of the town's population and its closure would be a great loss to the community. Sigh...progress... If you ever drive up Highway 395 and want to stop and eat here, DO IT NOW! Apparently a decision will be made in August as to the fate of the cafe and right now, its fate is UNKNOWN. I can tell you...the food was delicious, the service was extraordinary, and if you want to visit it, do it before September!!! It is a UNIQUE spot! ABC Wednesday for June 9, 2010.


Roger Owen Green said...

How UNFORTUNATE. No UPSIDE to those options.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

It looks unique and wonderfully so. Too bad to hear that it is in jeopardy. Good U.

Gayle said...

Hopefully it stays in business and if it IS moved, it retains its original charm. Thanks for the informative post.

Carol said...

I love little cafes that are kind of off the beaten path - a part of their town. Sadly, many of them are disappearing.