MTN Dew in Mt. Ephraim

Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey
was once home to The Fantasy Showbar
located at 710 N. Black Horse Pike
its billboard announced: 42 Exotic Showgirls 

“710” as the locals called it
was demolished 10 years ago;
a distant memory of my teenage days
the site is now a not-so exotic Taco Bell 

my son and I went there recently for lunch
I wanted to tell him things from 25 years ago
as he ate his Cheesy Gordita Crunch
but instead I just sipped my Mountain Dew 

Jason Love still lives in New Jersey. If you want to visit this Taco Bell, its address is 710 N. Black Horse Pike, Mt. Ephraim, NJ 08059. He is the author of Slices of Americana: A Road Trip Through American Baseball History published by Sunbury Press. 

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