On the Road Cafe is on the block. I found that out about a week ago when I proposed that Tom O'Brien, the LRCC Chairman, and I rendezvous there for coffee—well, not coffee for me. I am a tea drinker. On the fly, on the cell phone, we updated our rendezvous and opted for IHOP, down the road.
I have liked the On the Road Cafe, but I always wondered how it supported itself with such a small area for people to sit and talk and sip coffee and eat pasteries. But, it hung in there for several years before the economy brought it down. When I got there that day I noted the parking lot was empty and then saw this sign. Thus the change in rendezvous. The IHOP is the right price and the food is good and there was decent sized tables at which to hold a conversation.
I assumed that it was just a one day or one week closing for some reason and so then cruised back, but then noticed that there was a "for sale" sign. The "For Sale" sign is not visible in the large picture of the whole building, a picture provided in case you are interested in a little coffee shop on Route 38 in Lowell.
I am sorry to see it go.
Regards — Cliff