Aug. 25, 2009 at 7:12am
RIP Tiny Drive-Thru
It's gone! Thinking I still maybe had time to stop by to try it for myself before it was dozed to become part of the parking lot for a corner commercial development, I saw this on my way in to work yesterday morning.
Nothing! So, yup, though it was well known they would soon be no more they are now, indeed, no more. Farewell Little Holland -- I knew you only in passing. At least it will receive a proper burial by virtue of the asphalt parking lot soon to cover this spot.
Anyone with any tasty memories feel free to share them here.
comments  | posted under burgers, drive in, little holland, tacomaComments
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/25/2009 @ 10:05am
|I'm torn because my employer makes that asphalt...|
by fredo on 8/25/2009 @ 10:12am
|Thorax does the ICE detention center use asphalt on their parking lot?|
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/25/2009 @ 10:27am
|Fortunately, they built the ICE before I starting working there.
Now, if they decided to repave soon, I'd hopefully be working over in the wastewater area and not know about any of it.
by morgan on 8/25/2009 @ 11:19am
|So sad to see it gone - and a bland strip mall in it's place! You think they could have just picked up the little building and moved it up the street.|
by JesseHillFan on 8/25/2009 @ 2:12pm
|I would have loved to have seen the Little Holland moved inside of the city of Fircrest next to Regents Park.There would be lots of customers there.It's a shame that it's gone.|
by KevinFreitas on 8/26/2009 @ 6:53am
|Yeah, such a small building like that you think it could be moved with relatively little effort. Aside from that, why couldn't they just stay as a charming part of that completely typical new complex that's going in?|
by Nick on 10/29/2009 @ 8:31am
|If I were the owner, and could afford it (there's a big if), I'd just open up shop in one of the retail spaces in the new building. Not quite the same charm, but you could get creative. Never underestimate the value of existing customers!|
by Nick on 10/29/2009 @ 8:33am
|... and what the heck are "pads?" Are there going to be apartments or something? Or is there another meaning I'm not thinking of?|
by Jake on 10/29/2009 @ 10:06am
|Pads are spaces where you can build a retail building usually surrounded by parking lots, disconnected from the main shopping center. Think fast food restaurants that are in shopping center parking lots.|
by fredo on 10/29/2009 @ 10:07am
|Nick, I believe the word "pad" in the commercial leasing vernacular refers to spots in the middle of the parking lot where the property owner would be willing to place a smaller commercial building (Just little free standing structures like an espresso stand or taco bell).|
by Nick on 10/29/2009 @ 1:26pm
|.... wait, so a pad would be like a smaller building for some sort of small lunch establishment? say like a dutch-inspired burger joint? and it would be allowed to be built in the middle of that parking lot? Interesting...|
by Jake on 10/29/2009 @ 3:45pm
|Also in that area.... There is a big self-storage place going in on the hill above the Hwy 16 East onramp (between center and 19th). Tallest building will be 4 stories.|
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
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