A little less than a month ago, Caliente’s gambling palladium located near the Yellow Cab taxi stand was taken down to make way for a permanent structure.
It’s back, replaced with a modestly sized circus tent, which will no doubt be a sweat lodge during the spring and summer months.
The temporary tent is equipped with all the computer equipment and satellite-transmission reception video screens that made the place a bastion for border-crossing bettors.
The tent has been erected just opposite the site of its predecessor, so habitués of the former need only meander along the same old trod while veering southward as they approach their familiar stomping grounds.
No doubt cold beer sales will also heat up.