Another old time Sandpoint business
closed it's doors. Yes, I am sure some
day down the road, another new and
so called improved Connie's or some
other name, will open. But it just won't
be the same.
Those of us who have lived here for years,
knew of two places in town where you could
find your friends. Where you could say, I will
meet you at.... _ _ _. That was at Harold's
IGA cafe or Connie's. Both were like Cheer's
bar. Where everyone knew your name.
The waitresses would work there for up to 30
years. Many of them. And a few who were
in and out as high school students. So it
was a training for our youth.
Harold's IGA cafe, closed about 2 years ago,
and a steel building is raising in its place.
So the regulars shifted to Connie's. Along
with the regulars at Connie's. Some use to
travel between the two of them. Now there
isn't any in the downtown area that makes
you feel like home like the two of them.
There is one restaurant who will probably
catch the left overs, but to many it won't be
the same. That is the 5th Ave.
Connie's and the bar, will be greatly missed.
It was walking distance for every where and
everyone. You went to the theater, shopped
downtown during the holidays, after the parade.
You always met back up at Connie's.
So pardon us old timers of yesteryear, who
mourn the death of another home feeling
business, that I am sure will make way
for another "new and improved" place.
GOOD BYE, another piece of Sandpoint.
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