Friday, May 24, 2013

Lazy Daze Coffee House Has Closed

One of my favorite Lazy Daze-related memories is of Jackson riding his little Cars tricycle down the sidewalk, going about as fast as his little four-year-old legs could pedal. When he got near the door, he turned hard and just kept on riding, right over the threshold and into the coffee shop. Yes, probably a million horrible things could have happened—the door might have been closed, someone might have been exiting at that exact moment, with a cup of hot coffee in their hand, whatever. But nothing like that happened. Jackson just sailed on into the coffee shop like he owned the place, or like he was king of the world.

And nobody batted an eye. That’s the difference between a great little neighborhood place where you get to know everyone, and a corporate place that shall not be named. I don’t know why Lazy Daze closed, and I may never know why Lazy Daze closed; but regardless of why, the fact remains that the best little coffee shop in Indianapolis is now beyond the veil. There will be something missing now when I take my walks around Irvington, when Amy and Jackson and I go for a walk after dinner so Jackson can ride his bike—and especially when the leaves turn and Irvington comes alive in the fall.

The good folks at Khao San Road are hosting a benefit party for the baristas who unexpectedly lost their jobs—from 9am to 9pm this Saturday, May 25, 2013. It seems as though the details can be found both here and here—so if you’re into the whole Facebook thing, you can probably, like, like it and stuff. Of course, showing up is always better than just clicking a button, so maybe I’ll see you there on Saturday.

1 comment:

Olivine said...

Hi. So, did anyone ever find out why this place closed? I was so looking forward to going there again on open mic night. I have good memories.