S&S Cafeteria Closes

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S&S Cafeteria workers and customers said their last good byes today. Most workers still cannot believe they were given such a short notice, from the new corporate owners in Tennessee, about the closing of their only Atlanta location closing.  Now they will start to search for new jobs.

Located on Campbellton Road at Central Villa, in southwest Atlanta, S&S Cafeteria has been serving up delicious collard greens, green beans, mac & cheese, pork chops, chicken, fish, peach cobbler and much more for almost 50 years and will be missed.

On this last day, business was much heavier than usual as people wanted to be sure to get one last scrumptious meal. Because the restaurant ran out of food, it had to close about an hour earlier than their scheduled time of 5:00pm today.  So, lots of customers driving up for their last S&S meal were extremely disappointed.

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The Harvey & Idella Darden are emotional as they prepare to leave S&S Cafeteria for the last time. They were among the lucky customers served today.

Some of the lucky diners are pictured above and below.  The Dardens have been loyal customers for over 30 years.

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Bunnie Jackson-Ransom (white shirt), family and friends leaving S&S after enjoying their last Sunday meal.

 

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Lots of customers took their last photos whether they were able to enjoy a meal or not.  Many were wondering where they will now go on Sundays for their after church meals.

Loyal customers and community members are hoping that a similar type of  soul food restaurant will open in the same location.

More Irma Photos

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It is still amazing to see all the traces and reminders of how blessed we are that Irma, though terrible Tropical Storm, was polite on Georgia when compared to Florida and many islands.

In the photos above, this huge tree fell “away from” three houses and instead blocked two driveways.  The branches that blocked the street for four days have been removed.  And the half dozen power poles that snapped when caught in the path have been replaced.

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Power crews are still working long shifts to replace poles and lines six days after Irma across metro Atlanta and the state.

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As tree branches above wait for removal, they cover most of the front lawns on this quiet street, Central Villa Road, just off Cascade Road in West Atlanta.