The blonde wood was supposed to say "Scandanavian design" to everyone, and assure them of a modern, rational hamburger. I wonder how many people hated this style. The color, the simplicity. There had to be people who just couldn't stand it.

Farnam at 25th avenue, the card says. There was a restaurant on this spot a few years ago, according to Google street view, so that was probably the locale of the Ambassador. Restaurants replace restaurants, because the plumbing and gas lines are already in the right place. Even if the guy took the stove, you can tell where the kitchen was.

"Just a whisper from downtown." There's some slang that no longer has traction.