Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Why Keep the Sign? A Question that Needs an Answer...

Down the street and to the left in a nearby town from where I sit a sign hangs on a building. Now that in itself isn't such a big thing or issue for that matter UNTIL you understand that the sign that is hanging is advertising for restaurant that isn't there anymore. To make matters even more confusing the sign I am referring too, hangs above a sign with the name of the current restaurant that is housed in the building. Follow me? I know it sounds like a convoluted soap opera but trust me this is happening.

If your in Wakefield and have ever eaten at TOODY'S you know what I am talking about. The current restaurant DETTORRE'S has somehow managed to keep the old TOODY's sign hanging on the building. WHY? Why would a new establishment even want to be associated with the old? Why have the sign still hanging at all? It seems to be a head scratcher for sure... Or is it? O the web we weave when we first try to deceive.....

The fact is Toody's is reopening down the street from it's old location. YEE HAW!!! The location that now houses DETTORRE'S. I had the distinct pleasure this morning to meet with Richie Canto and his son who are in the final stages of getting Toody's back up and running after a 1 year absence. Good news to say the least. A landmark is coming back to the area!

But back to the sign issue and the question du jour. WHY WOULD DETTORRE'S want a sign saying TOODY'S hanging from their building? Are the owners of Dettorre's unsure of its ability to attract and maintain customers with their food that they feel it necessary to cloud the issue? Why won't Dettorre's return the sign? Or at least take it down? It would certainly be a nice and sincere gesture of goodwill to see either option happen. Yet all attempts I am told to have this happen have been rebuffed. WHY? The logic of keeping the sign fails me and leads me back to the same question. WHY KEEP THE SIGN?

If anyone can come up with a plausible answer to this riddle wrap in an enigma I am all ears to coin a phrase.

Meanwhile I very pleased to announce that Richie Canto has agreed to step into the CerebralWaste Interview Hotseat and take the plunge! Look for this upcoming interview very soon!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

change down to town in the first line

August 20, 2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Good catch Anon and THANK YOU!!!

August 20, 2006 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no idea how many times I have wandered WHY they keep the sign up although it is no longer Toody's. Now with the new Toody's coming in won't it be confusing?

August 25, 2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

You are correct Anon. It will be confusing with the sign still up. Confusing until the unsuspecting patron eats at the wrong place!

Demand TOODY'S... There is NO SUBSTITUTE!!!


August 25, 2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sign is gone!

September 20, 2006 11:07 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Thanks for the update Anon!

Can't wait for TOODY's to reopen!

September 20, 2006 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word around the streets is that the sign is in the ownership of Detorre's...

October 21, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Regardless who owns the sign the fact of the matter is the sign is GONE..... As it should be!

October 21, 2006 4:16 PM  

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