June 8, 2006 - Goodbye Ed Brick Wall
The other day when the dedicated staff of edhat.com was taking pictures of the disparity in gas station attendance between the two stations at the corner of Mission and State, we noticed some men knocking down a brick wall. We took a picture of them. And, when we looked at the picture, we thought it came out pretty well. So, we thought, why not use that cool picture for the WWII?
The address of the Hole in the Wall is 1919 State Street. Time’s gone by. Four weeks have passed since we took our picture. The workers eventually broke on through to the other side.
Now other men at work are busy doing the dirty work (oh yeah). We can see clearly now that they are planning to put in a window to the world where once, all there was, were bricks in the wall.
There is very little significance in 1919 State. Aside from the fact that the front was built with unpainted red brick (like they do in the East), it’s just your normal mid-State Street office building where lawyers and doctors and bankers work. 1919 State is the home of the Sansum Family Practice offices, the Pediatric Orthopedic & Scoliosis Center of the Central Coast, and The Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. There are Tai Chi classes there as well. We know what you’re wondering – no, they don’t break bricks in Tai Chi.
If you’re interested, this Sunday might be a good time to have a peek at the brick framed window-to-be.
The building is just half a block up State Street from the start of the State Street Mile. There will be a race for every age group, an elite race for cash, and a fun family affair named after our local daily newspaper.
However, the biggest race of the day is the first one, the Dog Mile, starting at 8AM. The Edhat Dog will be there to take on all challengers. Of course you must be aware that the Dog is very competitive AND she is the one who picks the contest winners. This is important information for a particular five-time Edhat winner who might be interested in becoming a six-time winner (did you hear that, Iron Scotty?)
In yesterday’s contest, most subscribers saw the broken bricks and immediately thought of the Granada Theater. From the sidewalks of State Street,
the old theater looks like business as usual. But anyone who has been in the New Granada Garage and seen the backside of the theater knows that it’s as hollow as a politician’s promise. Now, where the stage once stood is only dirt and broken bricks. The whole back wall is just not there.
Mr. Peabody, Goodstix, SB Heather, Peg S, Katie C, JeJames, Tiffany, This Charming Man, Art1939, and Burger Jeffrey were the ten Edhat subscribers who knew the Hole in the Wall location. While the Edhat Dog was out doing a quick tempo workout, a member of the dedicated staff put peanut butter on each of his ten fingers. When the dog returned, the staff member allowed the Dog to lick his fingers. The middle finger on the left hand (#3) was the first to be licked, signifying SB Heather as the t-shirt winner. The Dog however, kept on licking. First she cleaned off the other nine dedicated digits, and then she spent several minutes trying to get the excess peanut butter off her tongue.
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