Gateway to fast food

Dear Editor:Am I the only one disgusted at the fact our "Downey Gateway" consists of a group of less-than-fantastic fast food restaurants? Wow, we can now proclaim that we are identified by the "Taco Tuesday" banner waving proudly off the building on Downey Avenue, our Main Street. Whatever happened to an actual sit-down dinner house? Remember when we had Sambi's, Raffles, the Silver Saddle? Why can't we as a community support a family eating establishment? Will our children ever learn to expect cloth napkins or a tablecloth as part of a meal when dining out? Apparently not in Downey, where if it doesn't come in a paper bag or served on a tray with plastic forks, it couldn't possibly be dinner. Elaine Burgess Downey

********** Published: June 27, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 11