Social media post seeks candlelight vigil for lost mall Arby’s

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Operator Matt Lange of Binghamton, N.Y. is seen at the former Arby’s restaurant at the food court of the Wyoming Valley Mall. Times Leader file photo Operator Matt Lange of Binghamton, N.Y. is seen at the former Arby’s restaurant at the food court of the Wyoming Valley Mall. - Times Leader file photo

They had the meat, and evidently more than a few Wyoming Valley residents are upset that they no longer have the meat.

The Arby’s restaurant in the food court in the Wyoming Valley Mall closed earlier this month, and two people are organizing a candlelight vigil for the restaurant, which was one of the last ones open in the food court.

Steven Tyler Radzwilla and Michael Radzwilla have created a Facebook event scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 a the Wyoming Valley Mall.

“I go to the mall often and have all my life. And I remember spending time with my family eating at all the places at the food court. And when I go to the mall now seeing that all closed off is pretty upsetting,” Steven Tyler Razwilla said. “I made the Facebook event because I thought it’d be a good way to get together with all the people I knew who used to go there. But I also did it in a comedic way which is right in line with arbys advertising vibe.”

The details read, “There will be a candlelight vigil to remember the last and greatest piece of the wyoming valley mall food court, Arbys. With Arby’s gone the once great foodcourt is now a hallway. Please drop flowers off all throughout the month at the former sight of Arbys to show our love.”

As of Monday night, 15 people had replied that they plan to attend the event while 18 said they were interested.

“I thought that it would just be 10 of us there to take funny pictures for social media,” Steven Tyler Radzwilla said. “But there may be more! I know a lot of people like Arbys… and as we know, ’They have the meats!’”

It was not immediately clear Monday night how mall officials might feel about the proposal.

Operator Matt Lange of Binghamton, N.Y. is seen at the former Arby’s restaurant at the food court of the Wyoming Valley Mall.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/web1_arbys-2.jpgOperator Matt Lange of Binghamton, N.Y. is seen at the former Arby’s restaurant at the food court of the Wyoming Valley Mall. Times Leader file photo

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