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Location Notes for "In the Depths of Your Grief" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Location Notes for "In the Depths of Your Grief"

Here are the location notes for "In the Depths of Your Grief."  Geographic maps and a description of the Umsetzung Complex appear in the location notes for "When You Strike and Overcome Him."

Here is a small map of Ava, Missouri.  Town signage shows the population at 3,021.

Avis Mall is bounded by Westheimer Road to the north, Montrose Boulevard on the east, Lovett Boulevard on the south, and Yoakum Boulevard on the west.  From west to east across the top, the stores are Half-Price Books, Spec's Wines Spirits & Finer Foods, vacant, Hwang China Bistro, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, dd's Discounts, Charter Fitness, and Papa John's Pizza.  A separate Jack in the Box appears in the southeast corner.  The northeast corner near the bookstore has an aviary for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers.

The aviary holds endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, in hopes of acclimating them to human presence, along with other birds such as warblers and finches for company.  A small breeding population has been established in the Ava City Park and a larger one in the Ava Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest.

The Ava Ranger District is part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

Half-Price Books is the first store in the upper left of the site map.  The bookstore has seating for guests inside.  Topics include Missouri books and authors, ethnic studies, romance and women's studies, and men's adventure.  The children's section includes a rug for sitting on the floor.  The music section has CDs, records, and other materials.  The performance corner provides space for poetry readings, author events, busking, and so forth.  The walls are hung with artwork by local artists, also available for purchase. To the right of the performance corner lies the collectibles department.  Sometimes the basement is used for gaming and other events, but when it's not, they mark the door with geeky signage.

Spec's Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods is the second store in the upper right of the site map.  It sells a somewhat better level of products than the grocery store.  Inside, aisles lead up to the checkout lanes.  The deli area includes a salad bar, candy and coffee.

Hwang China Bistro is the nice restaurant in town.  It's near the middle of the upper row of the site map.  The interior is decorated in auspicious Chinese style.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market sells cheap food and household supplies.  It's in the middle of the upper row on the site map.
dd's Discounts carries clothing for the whole family along with shoes, housewares, and other items.  It's near the right side of the upper row on the site map.  The fitting rooms have general stalls for men and women, along with a couple of dotties.

Charter Fitness provides exercise space for the community.  It's in the upper right corner of the top row of the site map.  The main workout room includes treadmills, exercise machines, free weights, and more.  The first aid room serves the fitness center and the rest of the mall.
Papa John's Pizza is in the lower right corner on the upper row of the site map.  It has booths and tables for customers.  It's popular for casual family dining.

Jack in the Box is a small fast food restaurant with a few tables and chairs for customers.  Most people just grab and go.

[To be continued ...]

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thnidu From: thnidu Date: August 25th, 2018 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I am once again astounded at the depths of your research.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 25th, 2018 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I used to be able to keep most of it in my head, but now I have a lot more settings. To keep them straight, I need comprehensive notes. Then I don't have to worry about mixing up, say, the names of stores in Ava vs. Bluehill vs. Omaha malls I have described.
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