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A Couple of Items

A couple of items bobbed up at an area flea market mall.

jacks

About 5.5″ long.  Blank on the other side.  Sturdy, by golly.

kptshoe

This store was located in a row of shops that has long been demolished.  It was on the land now occupied by a car washing operation.  Kent Potts owned the store.  The Jarman shoe brand is still being made, but the company in Nashville is now known as Genesco.

Center Street Restauant

centerst

A 3.75 x 3.75″ ashtray.  Information square is fired on the underside. My mother’s favorite restaurant.  Made their own pies with real meringue, browned on top.  In my 20s, I thought the place was stodgy, but I’d love to have a meal there now.  Food was excellent, waitresses motherly.  And I don’t mean that in any derogatory way.
I think the restaurant began in the early 60s.  In 1953, Jack May was managing both Jack’s Grill in Sullivan Gardens and the Luncheonette at the new Little Store.  Jack and wife Jeanette co-owned Center Street Restaurant and, later, Jack’s Restaurant on Main Street.  There’s a complicated history in all this, but I can’t find a source for it right now.  I’ll update as I learn more.