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Abandoned Restaurants

thetwops | | Oct 14, 2007 11:48 AM

I thought it would be interesting to ask people about restaurants they drive by everyday, which somehow manage to stay in business despite the fact that customers are rarely ever seen. I thought of this becuase when driving up to Laurel, MD, I always pass a place called La Gringada, which 90% of the time, is utterly deserted. We actually stopped in one time to try it, which was very awkward. It was completely dark inside, no other patrons, and I believe our meal was microwaved by a highschool drop-out. And this place has been there for at least 10 years. How do these places stay in business, and who frequents them? Have any good stories about terrible, deserted restaurants? And has anyone else out there been to La Gringada?