Smokey Barn News October 18, 2013, Cross Plains, Tenn.
Thomas Drugs In Cross Plains Says Farewell To Lunch Menu After 23 years
A message to the community from the owners of Thomas Drugs, Dan and Debbie Green.
What a great 23 years it has been!! We began serving food items at Thomas Drugs in January 1991. After today, October 18th, we will no longer be serving lunch at the fountain. Thank you for the loyalty you have shown us through the years. We have so many wonderful memories and have made so many friends these past years. The soda fountain will continue to serve the highest quality ice cream treats and we are presently working on incorporating a coffee bar in the store. We welcome you to come in and share a great cup of coffee or hot tea with a friend. You can also take advantage of our free Wi-Fi.
Thank you for your friendship through the years.
Dan & Debbie
Smokey spoke to the owner Dan Green and his tone seemed just a little bitter sweet, “It was a labor intensive thing, by the time you put a pencil to it., of course we’ll still have coffees, cookies, local baked goods” Apparently it was a lot of fun but it the Green’s were having trouble moving a profit. The restaurant business can be very challenging. One thing I’ll bet though, you’ll find few that will remember the Green’s food as a anything less than a delicious and fun.
They were going to wait until October 31st but the community got wind of it and everyone rushed in to get their romantically nostalgic (kind of sad) last meal. Cross Plains still has Tesha’s BBQ and True’s BBQ for your lunch time hunger pains, but I guess only time will tell if the daily lunch window they just opened will be big enough for another restaurant to jump through.
On June 16 Dan Green will have been there for 40 years, he’s owned the business for 38 years, ever since Dan lost his brother and they’ve been serving food since 1991. “We’ve had a good time, we’ve had people in from all over the world, It’s like losing an old friend.” Dan said.
Jim Ball reporting
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