This past weekend the infamous Dunbar Fas-Chek closed its doors for good. I worked there when I was fresh out of high school, for about three years. It was quite an experience. You can read one of the many stories here. Wotta shithole.
Almost every place I’ve ever worked has now bitten the dust. Here’s a rundown:
Dunbar Toll Bridge GONE
Dunbar Exxon GONE
Food Lion STILL KICKIN’
Peaches Records GONE
Gemini Distributing GONE
Warner Home Video STILL KICKIN’
I’m closin’ ’em down! Please note, however, that the toll bridge itself still exists. The toll has just been lifted — and all the toll collector jobs are GONE. Also, I think WEA still exists in some form — maybe a couple of cubicles in Burbank — but the company I knew is… GONE.
I have a whole section of my new book (not just a chapter, but a section) dedicated to my tenure at Fas-Chek. Oh, the stories are many…. Did I mention, wotta shithole? Maybe I should be sad about its demise, but for some reason I’m not feeling it.
I radically overslept today, so this is gonna have to do it. Can you beat my percentage of closed businesses left in your wake? Please tell us about it. And I’m going to work now…. No chance the current place is going under anytime soon. Holy shitballs, are we busy!
See ya tomorrow, my friends.