“They certainly have been an established part of the Oneonta scene,” town of Oneonta Supervisor Robert Wood said Sunday. “They’ll be missed.”
There’s a Denny’s just down the street that stays open 24 hours, and that’s all well and good for those who might need a late-night snack or a cup of coffee. But it won’t be like it was sitting in a booth or particularly around the counter at the Neptune where strangers became friends while commenting on what was showing on the overhead television screens.
We can hope that someone will buy the place and re-open a restaurant, but it probably won’t be enough like the Neptune.
Meanwhile, we wonder what’s going to happen to the fish.