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July 22, 2005

The Grapevine

Last night Emily and I made a much too long delayed visit to our former place of work, "Gibsons Restuarant".

I worked in The Grapevine section as a bus girl, then waitress and hostess, for about 4 years starting when I was fifteen.

The Restaurant is currently family owned, but recently reluctantly sold the building to the capitalists the "Gilmore Group" who plan to change the "historical mansion" into a 'family oriented' dining experience.

The same folks still work there and it hasn't changed much. It was nice to chat at the bar with all of them again. I plan to go there again on Saturday July 30th for their last day as 'Gibson's Restaurant'. I encourage everyone to stop in and support this hardworking family and the end of a great restaurant. There's also supposed to be wine etc. for sale much below the normal cost!

Posted by emma at July 22, 2005 9:56 AM


Damn. I was just thinking; "You know Grand Rapids really needs another "family" restaurant. You know the type of place with burgers and a kiddie menu."

What a shitty idea. The Gilmore group probably thought that Gibson's style didn't fit into their strategic portfolio. I'm gonna try to hit that spot up once more but I doubt I'll be able to get in there befoe the 30th.


Posted by: Anthony at July 23, 2005 11:13 AM

how come no has considered a return to its original, monastic, state?

Posted by: george at July 23, 2005 3:43 PM

a return to the monastary would be nice.

Posted by: Emma at July 23, 2005 9:24 PM

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