The news broke recently that a longtime restaurant in our city is going to close soon. Nikki’s Drive-In has been next to the tunnel on Cherokee Blvd since before my in-laws were born. They are famous for burgers, onion rings, and the most giant fried shrimp imaginable. My favorite thing about Nikki’s are the table-top jukebox selectors; I’ve never seen these anywhere else in town. We went by for what would be the last time, to enjoy some good food and reminiscing.
Epilogue: Finally, at the very end of January 2022, after being closed for many months, the building was torn down, a set of new condos already begun next to it. A collective wail was heard across the city 😢