I will miss one thing in particular about the old Cracker Factory: the fantastic view of the city from our west windows. I love looking out them at all times of day and night, in all types of weather. You can see Pilsen, Midway Airport, I-55, the Kennedy, St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the co-op building on Division from our office. I can see the tall billboard that stands above our old home on Noble St., too.
Gazing on the distant lights of the South and North Side, it's pleasing to think I'll soon be out there, down some street or alley, below one of those lights. I can see a place hidden amid that yellow grid -- a dim room where a glass of Chambly Noir beer awaits me. Only four hours to go.