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The title of the Statler Brothers song bids us to take a nostalgic walk down memory lane. Let’s see if you remember these closed restaurants — listed in more or less chronological order of closing:

Bob’s Chop Suey House on 13th Street and Tower Avenue and its Pork Chow Dun and Egg Foo Yung?

The mini Taco Bell in the Itasca Holiday station and its chalupas?

The Wendy’s on Tower Avenue and its first of its kind dollar menu — two bucks for a baked potato and chili?

The KFC on 28th Street and Tower Avenue and its finger lickin’ good chicken?

C’s Lounge on Belknap Street and Banks Avenue, and its weekend barbecue ribs special?

The upscale Le Bistro on Hammond Avenue, and its French cuisine and wine list?

The Elbo Room on Tower Avenue and its Italian food including Sammy’s Pizza and the lasagna dinner? Sammy’s Pizza was able to stay open until the end of 2013.

Godfather’s Pizza next to KFC and its pizza buffet?

Sclavi’s on Tower Avenue and its Italian and American menu and wine list?

The Old Town on East Second Street and its Friday fish fry?

Papa Don’s in the Androy Hotel on Tower and its broasted chicken and fine breakfasts? It closed its doors on Monday of this week.

This is the top 11 list of restaurants in Superior that for one reason or another decided to close the doors in the last 10 years.

When was the last time that you patronized a Superior eatery? I cannot even write the word restaurants without my mouth watering and my stomach growling. What do local residents want in a restaurant? They want good food, good service, and a reasonable price. All of the above met that criteria in some way, shape or form.

Economists state every dollar earned locally comes back seven times. Let’s all commit to do our part to keep jobs in Superior and eat and shop locally. Thank you!

These words and thoughts are mine and mine alone.

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