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Two restaurants open in LaFayette

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It has been nearly
two months since one
of LaFayette’s newest
dining options abruptly
closed its doors in early
August. The Downtown
Pizzeria located near the
Chambers County Court-
house closed its doors
in early August leaving
a void in dining options
in LaFayette, especially
in the downtown area.
However, information has
been revealed that new
eatery with a similar type
of menu will be open-
ing soon in downtown
LaFayette in the previous
location of the Downtown
Pizzeria.
Downtown Pizze-
ria opened its doors in
LaFayette in the summer
of 2017. The business
which was owned by
Valley natives, Mary and
Mark Harmon was one of
the first new businesses
to open in downtown La-
Fayette following the ma-
jor downtown streetscape
project that changed
the face of the heart of
LaFayette.
The business which
survived for more than
13-months in LaFayette
announced
on August
2, 2018 that it would be
closing its doors for the
final time on the follow

ing day August 3, 2018.
In a final post on its social
media page the Harmon’s
thanked all their custom-
ers and supporters over
the history of the pizzeria.
Since August the build-
ing located at 16 1st Street
SE has sat unchanged.
The graphics of Down-
town Pizzeria remain
on the building as does
the furnishings inside
the building, which have
not moved in the months
since the closure. How-
ever, an act of transition
has been quietly unfolding
at the building as a new
Pizzeria is preparing to
move into the building.
During a special called
LaFayette city council
meeting on Thursday af-
ternoon, LaFayette Police
Chief George Rampey
updated city council
on an application for a
restaurant and retail liquor
license by Red Wagon
Concession and Catering
LLC, more commonly
known as Pizza D’ Action.
Chief Rampey told
council members that
Mrs. Vicky Clark, of
Phenix City had applied
for the license at the for-
mer Downtown Pizzeria
location in LaFayette.
The chief noted that all
the necessary paperwork
had been submitted and
returned. That paperwork
included applications to
the ABC board which the
Chief said was all in order
and Chief Rampey recom-
mended that in his opinion
the license should be
granted for the business.
Council members
agreed with the chief’s
recommendation and
voted unanimously in
favor of approving the
license for the new busi-
ness. Present at the meet-
ing and voting in favor of
the license were council
members Neil McCurdy,
Toney Thomas, Michael
Ellis, and Mayor Barry
Moody.
Red Wagon Conces-
sions and Catering LLC,
will do business at the lo-
cation as Pizza D’ Action.
Clark who presently oper-
ates two other locations
of Pizza D’ Action both
in Lee County will open
her first Chambers County
location in LaFayette. The
two other locations are in
Smiths Station and Salem
near Lake Harding.
The latest Pizza D’
Action opened its doors
in Smiths Station with its
newest location in Febru-
ary of 2018 at 2368 Lee
Road 430. The location
became an instant hit in
the southern Lee County
city with a diverse menu
that went well beyond
traditional Italian style
dishes, but also included
southern favorites like
beef tips, mashed pota-
toes, and collard greens.
There is no word
when the new location in
LaFayette will open its
doors or how diverse the
new menu will be. The
opening of the new busi-
ness is a welcomed sight
to the Courthouse Square
in downtown LaFayette
and the community as a
whole.LaFayette residents
have waited a long time
for a new restaurant.
From KFC to Newts
Fried Chicken to Old
Town Café, the service
gas station Marathon, at
the corner of U.S. 431 and
Hwy 50 gets another shot
at one more restaurant for
the City of Lafayette.
Old
Town Cafe opened
their doors to the com-
munity on Thursday of
last week as a test run. The
official date was the next
day and since then the
restaurant
has been over-
loaded with customers.
Nathaniel and Bobbie
Henderson owners of Old
Town Cafe, originally
from Walker County and
Selma Al. decided to make
their way to Lafayette to
open a restaurant.
“We would go to games
and different events
around Lafayette, our
child attends Chambers
Academy and that would
be the 1st thing people
would say, we need more
places to eat around here
and late hours, stated
Bobbie.
The Henderson›s were
able to give the commu-
nity another place to eat.
But, not late hours. instead
early hours.
The hours of operation
are 7days a week from 5
am to 8pm.
In asking the Hender-
son’
s what were their
expectations for the
restaurant Bobbie stated: “
to invite the community to
come
together and Just to
SUPPORT THE COM-
MUNITY” she stressed.