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6.01.2011

Breaking: The Fabulous Sunset Inn In Decatur Just Got Bulldozed

Before (sheesh, I was hoping to find a better picture):
Now:


Those online reviews didn't help it either:


(Thanks, James.)

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya git whAt you pay fert

Anonymous said...

The sunset finally set on the Sunset Inn. My suggestion for the newspaper headline!

Or possibly....Cheap sleep turned into bulldozed heap!

Anonymous said...

I hated to see it go. They had lotto and clean restrooms.

Tater Salad said...

Got my first gummer there. Miss them $5 days of old....

Anonymous said...

There's no tellin what's soaked into the floor at that place.

Anonymous said...

This should have happened 20 years ago! Now if we could lead that bulldozer to a few homes on Main and Walnut streets that are eyesores, we'd be making some progress!

Anonymous said...

what are they building there?

LLDQFan said...

Those reviews are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Starlight, Starbright... are you serving oysters tonight

Anonymous said...

I miss the Starlight restaurant and fried oyster dinner. We would place bets on who could finish the whole thing without getting sick.

Anonymous said...

didn't that place get robbed on horseback?

Anonymous said...

Its restaurant used to be THE place to eat--ages ago!

Anonymous said...

I'll miss the Starlight inn. How many stories start with one night up at the Starlight! Most of use kids from the late 60's and 70 have a story or two that starts that way. RIP Starlight.

Anonymous said...

12:16, If you would pay attention, you would realise that they aren't building anything there. They are tearing down an existing structure. That's why you see a bulldozer surrounded by rubble. I hope this helps.

Triple Fake... said...

1:47
Overstate the obvious much?

I think the question @ 12:16 is valid. That was also my first thought on seeing the photos. People don't tear down buildings for kicks. It's cheaper to let a structure sit idle than to bulldoze it
This town is growing, and highway frontage property is valuable. There'll be something else in that spot soon

Anonymous said...

1:47 -- Being the genius that you obviously are... I think you should know that the person asking what they are building there was inquiring what would be built there since they are obviously tearing it down for a reason. Sometimes being soooo smart would pay off if you actually stopped and used that pea brain for a second.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean my weekend reservations are canceled? Just wondering.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

12:16 -- also the proper spelling is "realize" here in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

yes, back in the f60's and 70's it was the fplace to eat late at night.
one night about 1:00am my girlfriend and i went to get a bite to eat. while we were waiting on our food , the waitress came out and spoke a few words to a customer across the room. she picked up his plate of food and walked back into the kitchen. out came the cook with a freakn butcher knife and i bet our eyes got as big as basketballs. afterwards we laughed but at the time it was pretty scary. \
there were always young kids in there late at night.
good place

Anonymous said...

2:17...I think you meant to address that to 1:47 dumba$$ spelling nazi!!!

Anonymous said...

Half of Wise Co. was prolly concieved in that shite-hole...

Anonymous said...

A house on Hwy 51 was bulldozed last week. It's going to be the new location for Casa Torres.
So, 12:16 had a very logical question. When a building goes down, something is being built. Otherwise the old one sits until it rots. It cost a lot of money to teat down an existing building.

Anonymous said...

I had the honor of being refused service there once, ... long, long ago. It was a long hair thing.

Anonymous said...

Originally opened as the Wiseman and was owned by several of Decatur's leaders. It had a pool and was the place to be, large dining room etc. Last I heard frontage on 287 was selling in the neighborhood of $50 per square foot. Local rumor mill has it that Cornerstone Church has sold their property for a large sum of money. If so I applaud them for releasing the property so it can generate tax revenue. I can't understand why we choose to put tax exempt buildings on the most valuable property. Case in point, the Alvord water tower on the corner of 287 and 1655. Over the years the tax revenue from that corner would have paid for the tower, but we are talking about Alvord.
Double Fake "Word Kyle jr."

Anonymous said...

So much for the location of "Hangover 3: Eighter from Decatur".

Double Fake Bradley Cooper

Anonymous said...

I heard a Sam Moons, The Cheesecake Factory, and a Khol's is going in right there.

Anonymous said...

Atta boy, Mark

Anonymous said...

12:16, You might want to ask the question, what is going to be built there? That goes out to all the other pea brains on here too.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake, why yes I do overstate the obvious a lot because I am dealing with liberal weenies, Wise County evangenitals and people like you that don't have a mind like a steel trap. Being on here is like putting my brain on the elevator and hitting the down button.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that the type of person that was interested in staying there was going to research it and see what kind of reviews it got.

Anonymous said...

2:57 said "teat"....

Double Fake Beavis

Anonymous said...

Word on the Street, its another Lawyers office...

Anonymous said...

Thank you 4:08

Anonymous said...

Kohls sounds great.
For the spelling Nazi:
teat = tear.
The letters are next to each other on the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Where ama gonna stays whens I gets outta Jail?

Anonymous said...

It looked like a Rhome trailer park.

Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago I passed by as a couple emerged from their room after a "nooner."

Anonymous said...

Update this blog often?

Anonymous said...

Decatur Pride

Anonymous said...

I heard a major chain grocery bought the Cornerstone property.

Anonymous said...

Many years ago, we were there late and was served a hamburger without the meat... Hence forth, I'm thinking it could have been famous for" where's the beef)?? There's certain people on here that need to get a life and quit being so mean. How much fun could you be to live with!!!!

Anonymous said...

Went by there earlier and looked like the building to the south of it, not the actual dump being torn down. Just sayin. Cars were still at the actual hotel for their nooners.

Anonymous said...

Gonna miss that place. One of my career highlights from my early days, I broke up a gang rape between 4 roaches and a cat there.


Dbl fake,
Tom Bishop

Anonymous said...

That place holds lots of memories for those of us who grew up here in the 50-60s. It was the nicest and best place to eat in town on
sundays after church for a long time and a great late night stop when we were teens.