Carson City’s fine dining ‘center of gravity’ is no more. Heavy equipment took down Adele’s at Carson and John in pretty short order, Wednesday.
Adele’s owners Charlie and Karen Abowd had to close down the venerable dining establishment after a fire last year caused smoke damage throughout the restaurant. After unsuccessfully trying to get their insurance company to agree to a settlement on the seriously wounded dining haven, a group of Adele’s community supporters tried to raise enough money to move the restaurant to a new location. But after a valiant effort to raise the money they still came up short. The group said they had no choice but to close it down. Then watch it fall down.
The contractor hired to demolish “Adele’s” has completed the demolition. The debris will likely be cleaned up by the weekend. In its place will be a common inheritor of previous notable structures. But it will not be adorned with french architecture, fine dining or fabulous fine-wine-induced conversations. It will all be replaced with the sounds of traffic, honking horns and the wide-open spaces of yet another run-of-the-mill newly paved parking lot – next to a gas station.