This place tried. I’m sure it did. Someone thought it would make a good event space and even draped some tulle back there to make…well, I guess they made draped tulle. Anyway, things didn’t work out and now it just sits there, all broken windows and pigeons and faded dreams.
It was only an illusion. (Or, to quote the lettering on the barrel, an “ilusion.”)
In 1992, the town of Plainview stood in for fictitious Rustwater, Kansas, in the Steve Martin movie Leap of Faith; the scenes inside a diner were actually filmed in what is now called Broadway Brews.
Yesterday, I took myself on a little road trip and found myself in Plainview in the very same diner.
1. The water tower still says Rustwater, Kansas.
2. And the brick wall on the alley side of Broadway Brews has a mural that references the movie.