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Lots of folks in Lubbock are still lamenting the closure of our area Furr's cafeteria locations, even going so far as to hold an impromptu candlelight vigil at the location on the South Loop at Indiana as the wrecking ball swung. However, even after Furr's closure, as Metallica once sang:

Fortune, fame
Mirror, vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains

Now, it appears that there may be signs that new tenants could be on the way to at least one former Furr's on Slide Road. Literal signs. Like, "for lease" signs.

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Yep, you could use that Red Raider Room for whatever tickles your fancy. No word on if there are any serious potential tenants, but that won't stop us from running away with our own imagination and making some completely insane suggestions for what could take over that old spot across from the South Plains Mall.

FANTASY EMPORIUM

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With the rise in anime events and comic conventions in West Texas, people are looking for more and more ways and places to roleplay. What better place to do it than a place that also serves themed beverages and meals? Plus, you could also go after the real alternative lifestyle crowd and name it "Furries" without changing the sign too much.

TRUMP BURGER

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Making Burgers Great Again!

We told you about this Trump-themed burger joint a few months back, and the crowds continue at the location near Houston. Yes, Lubbock could use more tourism money, and if they make a good burger I'm sure folks would storm the Capitol just to get one.

DRIVE-THRU WEDDING CHAPEL

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Are you ready to make another questionable life choice? Then Lubbock is the place for you!

Instead of getting married by an Elvis impersonator, you could be married by a Buddy Holly impersonator, or have a prison-themed affair with Bart Reagor as your officiant. Just be sure to get a pre-nup, which are available in the gift shop.

DOLLAR GENERAL

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Don't laugh, they pop up like weeds and you know it. One just opened up in your pantry as we speak.

TEXAS' FIRST CASINO

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Let's not kid ourselves. At some point casino gambling will be made legal in Texas, and Lubbock needs to be ready to open the doors on day one. I mean, there are already lots of theme ideas to choose from...

I'm sure there are plenty of other great ideas, but it's lunchtime and I want chicken wings. Mmmmmm, wiiiiings.

Anyhoo, if you have a better idea, I'd like to hear it.

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