All Women Residents: Wake - up Call Is At 5:30AM - No Exceptions
I think we all can say we don't see a lot of what happens in a day. I'm not talking about "high lights" that happen in a given day, I'm talking about those small things that leads up to those "high lights". How many times can you count when you went to the rest room? Or what about having that conversation to your friends when things go hay wire you eventually meet back at the car? A lot happens in a day but even more in a year, or in this abandoned nursing home we found that's only been vacant for five years.
I find the two elements fire and water interesting because one can take life, and the other can take or give! I wont get in too deep of thought about it because if you know me, then I can hold this type of conversation well. However, I did some digging on this nursing home and from what I read it was a homeless shelter before it was condeemed in 2012 which explains the massive amount of toys. Considering this nursing home was in a bad place to begin with the scavengers didn't help this place look pretty with all the vandalism because across the street is a neighborhood. Not that graffiti is a bad thing in my opinion but you will see a lot of that here.
In 2015 a fire had started in the basement levels and from there it got worse over the five years.. We actually stumbled on this and from the outside looks to be just another of the city’s abandoned buildings. When we went inside I saw that almost every room had white and blue tile on the walls, and bathrooms that looked like more of what you would see in a college dorm. One of the front rooms was caged off like an admitting office. There were special light fixtures above the doorways and speakers in the ceiling. The vibe I get from this place felt like an old hospital. The basement and first floor definitely appeared to be set up to handle patients. In the main staircase there was an alcove that looked as if it was made to handle religious shrine. Built in 1901 it was the first private hospital in St. Louis to accept patients with infectious diseases and people with drug addictions were admitted here to detox.
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Eat, Drink, Play and Watch Sports
Dave & Buster's is an American restaurant and entertainment business headquartered in Dallas. Each Dave and Busters has a full-service restaurant and a video arcade. If you were a fan of games like pac-man, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina, and the famous tetris then this place offers that, plus hundreds more and it totally brings me back to the early 80's vibe! Which so happens to be my favorite part of this whole thing!
Back in the late 1970s, Buster opened a restaurant known for it's tasty food and friendly service. A few doors down, Dave opened an outrageous place for entertainment and games where adults were irresistibly drawn for fun. The two young entrepreneurs noticed people rotating between their establishments, and an idea started to form: In Dallas just on 40K square warehouse was purchased and not long started construction and with a coin toss with Dave winning, they nammed it Dave and Busters!
Today, much as changed each store is equipped with state of the art games and the food is tastier than ever. They have chicken and steak, to the Crispy Nashville-Style Hot Chicken that is two crispy boneless hand-battered chicken breasts marinated in Nashville-style hot sauce, served with parmesan creamed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes with sharp cheddar cheese sauce, and a side of Nashville-style hot sauce. From the BBBacon Burger a seared and seasoned half-pound burger patty, applewood smoked bacon, peppered bacon pork belly, bacon & smoked Gouda sauce, Manchego and cheddar cheeses, and crisp lettuce on a toasted brioche bun with garlic aioli. Served with seasoned french fries all while hanging with your best buddies watching the game with a drink in one hand and a game card in the other.
Abandoned Nursing Home and Dave & Buster's Vlog
Born on September 22nd, 1986 and raised in Sullivan, Missouri