Four nearly four years a Facebook and Meetup group walked a route of stairways in Santa Monica Canyon every Thursday evening, and a bunch of us would go to the Brentwood Souplantation afterward for something yummy and to socialize. There was always something for everyone, regardless of your dietary leanings or how hungry you were. And the staff there always made us feel welcome, even if we came in 5 minutes before the door was locked. We will miss the place and we all feel so bad for the employees who lost their jobs. We hope to resume our stairwalks and we hope to encounter some of those friendly folks somewhere else in the future. Thank you for many years and many memories, as some of us have been customers since the 1980s!