Steve and Kerry, along with Kerry's wife, Laurie, decided to explore leaving Florida and relocating to Tennessee. As fate would have it, we found an historic building in downtown South Pittsburg. As we moved forward, we found out so much history the building has to offer.
As best as we can tell, the buildings go back to 1917. There were actually two building in which the lower floors were combined as one. We know of a pharmacy, the Bargain Store, the meat market, the dentist's office, a couple of bars, rental apartments, and so forth.
When we start the renovation, we believed it was only right to expose the historic features the building has to offer; the brick walls, the tin ceilings and the beautiful tile. The bar was brought up from Fort Myers, Florida, dating back to the 1930's. Our concept is based on a restaurant in Cape Coral, Florida, Papa Joe's, owned by Eddie and Joni Duranti, founded in 1990.
We are happy to be here and look forward to having you as our guest. Many thanks to many people in making this possible.
Steve and Kerry