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  February 14, 2019


  By now, you’ve probably noticed that the building at the corner of Fourth and Elm Streets is being demolished. Most recently, this site was occupied by High 5 Sports and a CEFCU ATM. But, for those of us old enough to remember, it was once the home of BB’s Restaurant. 

Back in the day, BB’s was a local landmark. It was the hangout place for several generations, including mine. I have many pleasant memories. I’ll share a few – car hops, their french fries, Gnile and Emily as owners and always there, donuts, the eating counter or the booths, Whoop-de-doo’s & Rinky-dinks, and more. Great place with a lot of history…. 

Sort of sad; but as they say – out with the old and in with the new! Dollar General should begin construction on their new bigger-and-better store in this location in March. And, by the end of the summer, a new CEFCU ATM will be installed at the corner of Fourth and Beach Streets. Fourth Street is about to begin a major transformation.       

And, as a reminder, the 2019 historic train ride between Chillicothe and Henry, and back, is scheduled for May 18. Tickets are on sale and available at City Hall, Pearce Community Center, and at the Chamber of Commerce Office; they will sell out! Proceeds will again go to the Fire Department. All aboard! 

This event has been organized by our Economic Development Direct, Rachael Parker.  If you haven’t heard, Rachael has announced her resignation from that position so that she can devote her time to her own bakery business. She will continue in her job until the end of April which will be an incredible help in the transition of responsibilities to whoever might be her replacement. Thank you, Rachael, for all you have done for the City!

 That’s all for this time. See you around town!




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