Within this school year alone, it seems like UW-Madison students have had to say goodbye to quite a few restaurants on State Street. Some were favorite stops to grab a bite to eat, while others won’t be missed all that much – kind of like ex-boyfriends. There are other parallels too, like with some, it’s a mystery why they up and left, whereas others, it’s clear why they needed to go.
Here are five restaurants that left State Street for reasons that seem awfully like a relationship break-up:
- Lotsa – The Jealous Boyfriend
He comes into your life and offers some pretty nice perks like fast service and custom pizza. However, he knows that just down the road there is another guy, one who is a lot like this boyfriend, but with popularity and charm to his name. He often tries to flirt with you – especially late at night – and you have hung out with him in groups. It makes this boyfriend insecure, and after a while, he just feels like he can’t compete anymore. Once he’s gone, you realize he was preventing you from seeing your true love interest, Ian’s, so you are thankful this boyfriend left.
- Roast – The Busy Boyfriend
One of the things that attracts you to him is that he is good at a lot of things and never allows for a dull moment. At first, he tries to make time for you, because he really is interested in you, but after a while you can tell it exhausts him. You become a burden among his other priorities, and he begins to become distant to put his focus back on what matters most to him, like his other business, Forage. Although it initially hurts to lose him, you ultimately realize that you deserve to be treated better. You shouldn’t have to fight for the attention of someone who doesn’t want to give you even some of their time and energy freely.
- Jamba Juice – The Perfect Boyfriend
It was like a dream come true when this guy walked into your life. He was one-of-a-kind and dependable. From the time you met him, you knew he would be around for a long time – and you weren’t wrong! However, life circumstances got in the way, and he felt it was best to go your separate ways. It was hard for both of you because nothing went wrong and you can’t really even say what led you to break up. Plus, if it isn’t bad enough, your whole family loved him and still talks about how great he was. You don’t always like to admit it, but there is a pretty large part of you that hopes things can be worked out in the future so you can live happily-ever-after.
- Glaze – The Uncommitted Boyfriend
He has a reputation for not being a relationship kind of guy, but when he meets you, he promises that he has recently matured. He really likes you as a person and treats you well, so you think people actually might have been wrong about him. Before you can finish that thought, though, you begin to see signs that he wants to bolt. He spends a lot more time with friends and treats you as if you aren’t a special person in his life. You also know that he finds interest in other girls who give him attention. When he decides to leave without reason, you are disappointed but not all that surprised. Everyone warned you it would happen, and it’s nice that you at least know his true colors.
- Which Wich – The First Boyfriend
It can be exciting when a guy shows interest in you for the first time. You might not really know what you are looking for, so you feel open to anyone who asks you out. This guy treats you well but is a little shy. He also tries really hard to keep you happy, but you can tell he isn’t very confident in how he is doing. After being together for a while, you start to learn things you want in a relationship and realize that the one you’re in isn’t cutting it. You are thankful for everything he taught you, but now you are ready to spread your wings and visit the other fish in the sea. Chances are, your next relationship will be with someone similar but with improvements.
Although these State Street restaurants no longer have a State Street address (and our ex-boyfriends no longer have a place in our lives), we have to admit that at least a part of them will always live in our hearts.