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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crown Cafe

Here's an undated photo of the cafe that sat in the old commercial district in front of the refinery.  The sign calls it the 'R & R Cafe.'  I knew it as 'The Crown Cafe' or 'The Red Barn Cafe.'

I believe it was called the latter when Bill 'Sweet Pea' Gandy ran it in the '60s.  I remember hearing his wife Dorothy talk about making pies for the cafe.  She said she got up every morning and made pies.  She got to the point she was sick of pies - couldn't stand thinking about them.

I'm certain it was called 'The Crown Cafe' for many years prior to the Gandys' proprietorship.  Andy Anderson operated it under that name, but I can't recall exactly when that was.