Me, not being an American, couldn't connect to many of the visual elements. What I did connect to is the vibe of a small town changing.
Also, I once was attached to a cafe. Me and my friend started it up. There were so many stories, so many people. We saw guys getting jobs, couples fighting, people celebrating. I eventually steered off, trying to make something of my own. And then the pandemic hit and took the place with it.
I really like how subtly you lace these stories with human elements and emotions. Thanks for the read.