So, I've been living here 5 years, and I've already witnessed 3 restaurants see their demise in the same location on Main Street in downtown Hastings.
Well, for those of you who don't know, Blue Moon Mexican Cafe is no more!
The restaurant officially closed last week and demolition on the interior began on Friday (if I'm not mistaken).
What will be there you ask? When I walked by, I took a peek at a menu they had by the door and the new restaurant will be RainWater Grill. Now, if I saw correctly, there was a $19 hamburger on the menu... When will these restaurant people learn that Hastings already has Harvest, Blu and Comfort Lounge for the adults and that our little village of severly lacking in reasonably priced, family friendly locations that aren't going to force us to bounce a mortgage payment come the end of the month? I'm really disappointed that there won't be something different going in there. While I wasn't the biggest fan of Blue Moon's food or staff, it was a great place to grab a sangria and walk back home. For the kids, the crayons and coloring mat managed to keep kids busy. I wonder if RainWater will offer a kids menu?
Hopefully the staff won't hang out on the street smoking and cursing half the night like the Blue Moon people did. Good luck to them... hope they last longer than the rest.