Ruby’s BBQ (not Rudy’s) near campus is closing. It used to be a regular lunch break destination back when Bruce Sterling used to throw Turkey City Writer’s Workshops at his house on Cedar street. In truth, their BBQ was pretty average (though better than the other campus-area BBQ choices in most years, slim as they were), but what they really excelled at was crawfish etoufee. That was always worth eating.
Anyway, I’m sure the rent is sky-high there, and I can see someone buying up that lot, Milto’s and Spider House and using the lot to build Yet Another Condo.