Sadly, "my" Firehouse Subs had closed its doors, never to re-open. Even the restaurant fixtures were gone, and all that was left was empty space and lettering on the windows. I was surprised, because it always did a good lunch business. I do not think the lack of my order of medium roast beef on wheat, combo, lettuce and cheese only, made the difference.
I tend to find places I like to eat, go there regularly and often order the same thing. A Boston Market near my old office has folks who know my "regular turkey, no gravy" order the moment they see me walk in. I still go there sometimes, because they know who I am. I have never wanted an exclusive membership in a private club or to be backstage at a concert, but I like to be known at Boston Market.
So I feel a little sadness at the loss of this Firehouse Subs. I ate Chinese instead, and it was good.
I went to the review site Yelp! and gave it a positive review, even though it has closed. It was the closest thing to a eulogy I could think to do.
The mail brought inexpensive tech gadgets I bought on line. I am eager to try them out.