Sunday, August 21, 2011
No more Imbiss
n this spot there used to be a little Imbiss (food stand) in a trailer. It was owned by an older woman, was a little grody, seemed to be open at random times, and always had a stand full of curled-up, faded Heidelberg postcards sitting out front. I walked or biked past it nearly every day but I never really saw it very busy even though it was well-located right by the Neckarwiese.
Last December the owner of the Imbiss passed away, and it needed to be relicensed for operation. Apparently, Heidelberg had no plan to grant this license. Her family scrubbed it until it was spick-and-span, put out petitions to keep it open, set up a Facebook page, and campaigned from the trailer. Sadly I never got around to taking a photo of it during this time.
Unfortunately (for them - I have to admit to not patronizing the place more than once or twice), they were not successful in their efforts. One day the trailer disappeared and was replaced by this cross, which reads "RIP Traditions Imbiss". The cross was also gone one day later. In the background: one of Heidelberg's many, many cigarette vending machines!