We have a running joke in our family that whenever someone suggests going out to eat, Samuel or I say, "Let's go to Mars 2112!"
It was Samuel's favorite restaurant when he was ten, and even though it closed in 2012, we like to pretend it still exists. I like to pretend that he's still ten, and maybe he does too sometimes.
I asked him a few weeks ago what he wanted to do for his 18th birthday. He said, "Mars 2112!"
I joked, "We should call the owners of that building and plead with them to let us tour the gutted space. It's your birthday, damn it."
Before and After: the main dining room:
Before and After: main dining room, looking the other direction:
Before and After: the game room:
Before and After: passage from the spaceship to the restaurant:
Before and After: the hostess station, upper level:
Happy birthday, Mr. Samuel. You are loved.