Welcome to Roadfood.com and don’t be a stranger. This place is exactly related to the kind of books you write. I maybe overlooked the part about small towns. I kind of gathered that when nothing in Marion County was mentioned, but yes, I do think of Huntington as a small town. Alas, my hometown of Speedway too is a tad over 10,000. [:(]
I think the "Closed" overstrike only shows how tenuous and tough the cafe business can be if they can’t survive yet earn mention in a book.