Don’t wait if you want to visit the Wendy’s in “Dave Thomas Circle:” The oddly located fast-food joint will close for good after Tuesday.
The District of Columbia is determined to erase perhaps the world’s only traffic circle devoted to Baconators and Frosties—plonked on a triangle of land where First Street, Northeast, and New York and Florida avenues meet. It acquired the ground under the Wendy’s in February and plans to redesign the currently dangerous intersection to create three new parks, add protected bike lanes, and just make the whole mess easier to navigate.
Mayor Bowser announced that the Wendy’s would soon close via Twitter Friday night. Some may mourn; others have chosen to channel their feelings into jokes on Twitter. There’s no right way to meet the moment—we all must do what feels best.
“Sir, this is no longer a Wendy’s.”
— Missing The Point (@MissingThePt) September 18, 2021
A virtual circle can never die. https://t.co/nS0zCalcqK
— Fix Dave Thomas Circle (@FixCircle) September 18, 2021
America is tearing down its monuments. https://t.co/bs1GFk7x0p
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) September 18, 2021
They should let the people tear it down like the Berlin Wall https://t.co/wSTaM0FZ3x
— Brendan McDermott (@BrendanBMcD) September 18, 2021