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What Do You Wish Were Here?

The Bridge Cafe building on Memorial Drive is run-down, and trash and furniture are strewn on a section of its parking lot. What do you wish were there instead?

Was the Bridge Cafe on Memorial Drive a nice place once? It seems as if it might have been.

But there aren't any culinary delights being served up at the Bridge Cafe anymore.

It's a run-down building with a sofa and trash in its parking lot.

Tell Patch: What do you wish would replace the Bridge Cafe? Tell us your ideas in the comment section below.

Larry Charles June 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Leslie, This business was "doomed" from the start- the building is suited for a Professional(s) practice as a Real Estate office, Attorney, or CPA etc. Larry Larry Charles Larry Charles & Associates lcharlesre@aol.com 925 Main Street Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (770) 289-5658
Leslie Johnson June 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Thank you Larry -- I didn't know that. I guess anything that goes in that building should have that purpose, then. I wonder what the restaurant looked like inside?
April Johnson June 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Based on the architecture, I think back in the "olden" days it was probably Old Hickory House. Just guessing. But I pass that location everyday. It is an eyesore, for sure. I think a professional practice is a good idea or heck just bulldoze it and plant some trees, throw in some grass and a picnic bench or two.
Leslie Johnson June 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Hi April, I was thinking the same thing -- maybe just start over! The building looks to be in really poor shape. Thanks for reading!
JANYCE June 28, 2012 at 08:34 PM
The orignal building was a S& S CAFETERIA then sold and became the bridge cafe..The food was good.....I think a lot of businesses (red lobster, chilis) closed after they divide the memorial dr area.
Leslie Johnson June 28, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Janyce, thanks for the background! The cafe's menu items can still be found online...any idea when it closed?
Mary June 29, 2012 at 02:11 AM
If I remember correctly back in the 70s it was an Old Hickory House. Can't remember when it changed though.
Leslie Johnson June 29, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Hi Mary, I went to Old HIckory House's website and I can definitely see the similarities in the look. Thanks for reading!
Cary G. Williams September 29, 2012 at 10:26 AM
I think it should be rebirthed and be run by a non profit organization to feed the hungry daily, and provide other free service for the underpriviledged.

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