I love the old greasy spoon diner. One of the ones I loved to stop at was Bev's on East Wash (For those outside of Madison this is East Washington is the main traffic flow through to the capital from the East. It was a pretty seedy area and the restaurant and location and decor matched. Now it is gone!
I drove by the other day and it looked like this.
Yes the hole in the ground just behind the large sign post. But the good news is that the whole area will be so much improved. The neighborhood is looking forward to seeing the changes.
The area has been flattened for a large scale development which takes up, amongst other things an old grocery store, various retail and a large Rayovac plant. Read more here