And we thought the Golden Arches chain or the ubiquitous purveyors of coffee started the trend of having storefronts within a block of each other. Not so, friends. Check out this advert for White’s Restaurant from January 1910–sending their siren song to a visiting convention of Miner’s, meeting at Tomlinson Hall, and beckoning attendees to the southwest quadrant of the Circle or on the east side of Meridian, just south of Washington. And considering the inducement– menu items like “Fried Calves’ Liver and Lyonnaise potatoes” for 15 cents or “Sweetbreads Glace with Rosettos and Mushroom Sauce,” I’m pretty sure I would have been looking for a sandwich street vendor.