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  1. 1

    Cindy Hanserd Horsley

    That just breaks my heart! I’ll miss it terribly.

  2. 2

    Lisa McClellan

    So sorry to hear this. My favorite place to grad meat and three. Will miss you guys.

  3. 4

    Sara Sanderson Franklin

    Drew Franklin…. Your favorite!

  4. 5

    Dustin Reaves

    This summer has been rough on small business. #shoplocal

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    Bee Sparkley Rush

    NOOOOOOOOOO! What next Joel’s

  7. 11

    Rena Henson

    That is so sad. I loved Cafe on Main.

  8. 12

    Drew Franklin

    Oh no… This is a sad day for sure. Lots of good food and memories. Love the chicken and dressing with two vegetables!

  9. 13

    Chuck Biddinger

    I never cared for this restaurant, but I know a lot of folks did.

    Unless they have sold, the owners of Joel’s are getting up in the years!

  10. 14

    Chuck Biddinger

    I never cared for this restaurant, but I know a lot of folks did.

    Unless they have sold, the owners of Joel’s are getting up in the years!

  11. 15

    Bryan Bischoff

    That’s what I figured when I went by the other day and they were closed.

  12. 16

    Bryan Bischoff

    That’s what I figured when I went by the other day and they were closed.

  13. 17

    Tim Norman

    With all these super stores coming remember to shop local.

  14. 18

    Tim Norman

    With all these super stores coming remember to shop local.

  15. 19

    Dustin Reaves

    I believe Joels sold out two years ago. I think the people over at Golden Rule are running it now. This may not be correct though.

  16. 20

    Dustin Reaves

    I believe Joels sold out two years ago. I think the people over at Golden Rule are running it now. This may not be correct though.

  17. 23

    Chuck Biddinger

    Tim, I always shop at mom & pop when possible. But if you shop at super stores you are still helping the area, because local folks work there.

  18. 24

    Chuck Biddinger

    Tim, I always shop at mom & pop when possible. But if you shop at super stores you are still helping the area, because local folks work there.

  19. 25

    Denise Key

    No no no….just no!

  20. 26

    Denise Key

    No no no….just no!

  21. 29

    Judy Morrow Rice

    Reading the article it had nothing to do not shopping local it’s her hubby’s health !

  22. 30

    Judy Morrow Rice

    Reading the article it had nothing to do not shopping local it’s her hubby’s health !

  23. 33

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    And yet another business falls in Trussville…. Surprise surprise.

  24. 34

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    And yet another business falls in Trussville…. Surprise surprise.

  25. 37

    Bama MC

    I Never ate there ,and thought it closed when the herb store closed a while back .

  26. 38

    Bama MC

    I Never ate there ,and thought it closed when the herb store closed a while back .

  27. 39

    Bama MC

    How did it fail? Did you not read the article ?

  28. 40

    Bama MC

    How did it fail? Did you not read the article ?

  29. 41

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    Fail or not. Another business is leaving, and that area will sit empty just like dozens of other buildings

  30. 42

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    Fail or not. Another business is leaving, and that area will sit empty just like dozens of other buildings

  31. 43

    Mendy Davis

    I loved to eat there the food was delicious, Prayer’s for her husband and family!

  32. 44

    Mendy Davis

    I loved to eat there the food was delicious, Prayer’s for her husband and family!

  33. 47

    Charlene Wilson Scharf

    We are working diligently to sell the cafe to another loving Mom & Pop.

  34. 48

    Charlene Wilson Scharf

    We are working diligently to sell the cafe to another loving Mom & Pop.

  35. 55

    Charlene Wilson Scharf

    The past eight years has been rough on small business.

  36. 56

    Charlene Wilson Scharf

    The past eight years has been rough on small business.

  37. 57

    Perry Seahorn

    Last time I ate there I had a hamburger steak that was not thoroughly cooked. Hadn’t been back sense. That’s probably been close to a year now.

  38. 58

    Perry Seahorn

    Last time I ate there I had a hamburger steak that was not thoroughly cooked. Hadn’t been back sense. That’s probably been close to a year now.

  39. 61

    Charlene Wilson Scharf

    Did you tell us about the HB steak? Public negative remarks “hurt” all businesses. Pls go to the owner of a business when you have a problem.

  40. 62

    Charlene Wilson Scharf

    Did you tell us about the HB steak? Public negative remarks “hurt” all businesses. Pls go to the owner of a business when you have a problem.

  41. 65

    Lisa Harlan Belcher

    We walked in, looked at the prices and walked out. Good riddance.

  42. 66

    Lisa Harlan Belcher

    We walked in, looked at the prices and walked out. Good riddance.

  43. 69

    Nicole Rogers Wallace

    Oh wow that’s not nice. Did your mom not teach you if you have nothing nice to say to not say anything at all…rude

  44. 70

    Nicole Rogers Wallace

    Oh wow that’s not nice. Did your mom not teach you if you have nothing nice to say to not say anything at all…rude

  45. 71

    Perry Seahorn

    I did at the time. I was told y’all get the meats from Evans Meats and that there was no problem with eating it. That one time was the only negative experience I had and hate to see that y’all are closing.

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    Perry Seahorn

    I did at the time. I was told y’all get the meats from Evans Meats and that there was no problem with eating it. That one time was the only negative experience I had and hate to see that y’all are closing.

  47. 73

    Dustin Reaves

    Respectfully I would have to disagree. Things have gotten progressively better they last 5 or 6 years as compared to the years after Sept. 11th. Granted they were not great but they were better. People were spending money again. It wasn’t until this summer that I noticed a real drawback in spending by individuals. If you drive through Trussville a significant portion of small businesses have disappeared. Vacant buildings are everywhere. It’s a real shame.

  48. 74

    Dustin Reaves

    Respectfully I would have to disagree. Things have gotten progressively better they last 5 or 6 years as compared to the years after Sept. 11th. Granted they were not great but they were better. People were spending money again. It wasn’t until this summer that I noticed a real drawback in spending by individuals. If you drive through Trussville a significant portion of small businesses have disappeared. Vacant buildings are everywhere. It’s a real shame.

  49. 75

    Alex Deal

    A bunch of haters on here today. Great business, thanks for the 16 years. What replaces Cafe on Main will be crucial to downtown redevelopment plans. Anyone want to explain the city’s role in finding the new business because I don’t know…
    Jaime Melton Anderson
    Buddy Choat

  50. 76

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    Well, I liked that place. Selling it to ma and pa is the best thing anyone can do in Trussville be have nothing but chain places.. Please do sell it to a pa and ma..

  51. 77

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    Well, I liked that place. Selling it to ma and pa is the best thing anyone can do in Trussville be have nothing but chain places.. Please do sell it to a pa and ma..

  52. 84

    Dustin Reaves

    And that’s not blaming or crediting anyone. A terrorist attack, crash of the housing market, failing of big banks and record unemployment all in our the past 15 years. We have moved through it as a country. Small business owners have worked harder and made less for a long time. Society has trended towards low cost and fast over quality and service.

  53. 85

    Dustin Reaves

    And that’s not blaming or crediting anyone. A terrorist attack, crash of the housing market, failing of big banks and record unemployment all in our the past 15 years. We have moved through it as a country. Small business owners have worked harder and made less for a long time. Society has trended towards low cost and fast over quality and service.

  54. 86

    Desiree' Lane Ellis

    OH no! We love Cafe on Main- I saw they had closed for family emergency. I hope all is okay and will miss them greatly!

  55. 87

    Desiree' Lane Ellis

    OH no! We love Cafe on Main- I saw they had closed for family emergency. I hope all is okay and will miss them greatly!

  56. 90

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    Just because you can’t afford it doesn’t mean they need to leave. And just like the liberal logic “don’t like it don’t go

  57. 91

    Jacob Allen Hudson

    Just because you can’t afford it doesn’t mean they need to leave. And just like the liberal logic “don’t like it don’t go

  58. 92

    Melissa Oden Sutton

    We have enjoyed eating there for years and will miss you all terribly! Thank you for feeding us all these years! Best of luck to the family!

  59. 93

    Melissa Oden Sutton

    We have enjoyed eating there for years and will miss you all terribly! Thank you for feeding us all these years! Best of luck to the family!

  60. 94

    Desiree' Lane Ellis

    Pam Swindle Fortenberry do y’all run Joels? I have not heard that.

  61. 95

    Desiree' Lane Ellis

    Pam Swindle Fortenberry do y’all run Joels? I have not heard that.

  62. 96

    Connie Runyan Crowe

    People have different taste in food and how it’s prepared but the food there always tasted like what it was intended to be and not the one next to it to me it was the best meat and three around. Don’t mind paying extra to get quality. Sorry to see this place leave the community but life goes on

  63. 97

    Connie Runyan Crowe

    People have different taste in food and how it’s prepared but the food there always tasted like what it was intended to be and not the one next to it to me it was the best meat and three around. Don’t mind paying extra to get quality. Sorry to see this place leave the community but life goes on

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    Beth Wilborn Bonner

    Randy Anthony-Randall Wilborn

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    Beth Wilborn Bonner

    Randy Anthony-Randall Wilborn

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    Wesley Gooch

    I use to get to go lunches there when I worked on that dang railroad, they always gave me a generous serving and it was always good. Good luck on your next adventure

  67. 101

    Wesley Gooch

    I use to get to go lunches there when I worked on that dang railroad, they always gave me a generous serving and it was always good. Good luck on your next adventure

  68. 104

    Jim Nolan

    Now see, you’ve ruined a perfectly good response by interjecting what I assume is some sort of political reference.
    It really doesn’t seem to make any sense, grammatically.

  69. 105

    Jim Nolan

    Now see, you’ve ruined a perfectly good response by interjecting what I assume is some sort of political reference.
    It really doesn’t seem to make any sense, grammatically.

  70. 106

    Jaime Melton Anderson

    First, I’m so sad Cafe on Main is closing. I just gave Mayor Melton a call and this is his answer to your question, Alex Deal …and of course he added that anyone is welcomed to give him a call anytime at 888-619-9997

    “The city’s role is to work with and direct the property owner to the Downtown Redevelopment Authority so that the DRA can help and encourage new businesses and the right type of tenant to come into town. The city reinvigorated the DRA 5 years ago because that Authority, under state law, has a series of options available to them to incentivize businesses that are not legally available to municipalities. On a personal note, I’m very sorry to hear about Billy’s health and we have him and the family in our prayers. – Mayor Melton”

    Hope that helps.

  71. 107

    Jaime Melton Anderson

    First, I’m so sad Cafe on Main is closing. I just gave Mayor Melton a call and this is his answer to your question, Alex Deal …and of course he added that anyone is welcomed to give him a call anytime at 888-619-9997

    “The city’s role is to work with and direct the property owner to the Downtown Redevelopment Authority so that the DRA can help and encourage new businesses and the right type of tenant to come into town. The city reinvigorated the DRA 5 years ago because that Authority, under state law, has a series of options available to them to incentivize businesses that are not legally available to municipalities. On a personal note, I’m very sorry to hear about Billy’s health and we have him and the family in our prayers. – Mayor Melton”

    Hope that helps.

  72. 108

    Paula Landrum Gorham

    Oh No sorry to see you go .Great people and great food

  73. 109

    Paula Landrum Gorham

    Oh No sorry to see you go .Great people and great food

  74. 110

    Theresa White Suhr

    Hate to hear this. Good luck to the family

  75. 111

    Theresa White Suhr

    Hate to hear this. Good luck to the family

  76. 112

    Judy Robbins

    So sorry to see this business leave!

  77. 113

    Judy Robbins

    So sorry to see this business leave!

  78. 114

    René Self Davis

    Yes, Joel’s sold. I’m not sure who bought it, but they still use Joel’s recipe’s.

  79. 115

    René Self Davis

    Yes, Joel’s sold. I’m not sure who bought it, but they still use Joel’s recipe’s.

  80. 120

    Lindsey Faucher

    So sad to hear!! Great owners wonderful food and friendly service!!

  81. 121

    Lindsey Faucher

    So sad to hear!! Great owners wonderful food and friendly service!!

  82. 122

    Ashley Anglin Taylor

    Sean Taylor Lord help you if I get pregnant again. Looks like you will be driving to Oneonta for my cornbread

  83. 123

    Brittany Roper

    So sad to hear this. We loved Cafe on Main. They did a fantastic job catering my company’s Thanksgiving dinner every year. Best wishes to all The Scharfs.

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    Danny Garrett

    I hate to hear this news. The food was always fresh and delicious…..I especially enjoyed the fried chicken. Thank you for creating wonderful memories in Trussville for 16 years. Best wishes to Billy for better health. Enjoy a well deserved rest!

  85. 125

    Leah Scharf

    Brittany, we will still cater! Everything we did in Trussville will be done from Oneonta now. If you have catering needs let us know!

  86. 126

    Scott Buttram

    Alex, that’s a good question. It’s worth mentioning that “the city” includes more than elected officials. The city is also people like you and me. There are a couple of appointed groups within the city, namely the Grow Trussville economic development committee and RDA, which are made up of citizens who volunteer their time to help recruit and grow businesses. I’m fortunate to serve in both groups along with several other citizens. I can tell you that I became aware of Cafe on Main closing on Friday. By Saturday, I was having a conversation with a restaurant owner who has expressed interest in a downtown Trussville location. I have also been in conversation with him this morning. I imagine others on these committees are doing the same. Also, there is no reason that citizens not on these committees can’t be talking to potential business owners about available opportunities in Trussville. To paraphrase JFK, ask not what your city can do for you….

  87. 129

    DeLa Vanise Gray

    Whoa Abby Stembridge Johnson

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    Elizabeth McKee

    My heartbreak…. I love to eat only 4 vegetables!!! I’m sad

  89. 131

    Hans Lemons

    I hate to hear this. Cafe on Main was a staple over the years. We loved the place.. Best wishes to the owners and also Ms. Pearl (a gem).

  90. 132

    Vickie Aldridge

    Since and sense* could’ve been the reason why.

  91. 133

    Dennis Griffin

    Oneonta location is still open 🙂

  92. 136

    Susan Thomas

    Depends on your business I guess Dustin. Bc we are self employed as well and the past 8 years have been horrible. We closed our shop but still have the service end. Struggling bc we have to much bills and not enough income is not an economy getting better. Small business owners are working harder but the rewards are much less.

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    Barbie MrsToro

    Luis E Toro Jessica Toro Hardisson

  94. 142

    Frieda Lincoln

    We really hate to see them go

  95. 143

    Peggy Pifer McCleskey

    Awwww…no!
    I’ll miss you, Amber!

  96. 144

    Judy Mitcham Bailey

    Sorry to hear this. No more Sunday lunches.

  97. 145

    Lamar Adkins

    Is this part of renewing downtown Trussville

  98. 146

    Pamela Whittington Shepard

    Thank you for all the time you have given us. We love you all like family! Thank you for employing my two girls and giving them a good foundation on work ethic when they were teens. Good luck and God be with you. We will come to Oneonta when we can!

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    Kimberly Glenn

    Alison Beall Bryant Sandy Short Cost

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    Kimberly Glenn

    Alison Beall Bryant Sandy Short Cost

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    Terry Ponder

    I ate there every time I was in trussville. My favorite!

  104. 152

    Terry Ponder

    I ate there every time I was in trussville. My favorite!

  105. 153

    Belinda Morris

    The herb store didn’t close, it just moved to the old Kuttin Up hair salon. That is if you’re talking about Honey & Spice?

  106. 154

    Belinda Morris

    The herb store didn’t close, it just moved to the old Kuttin Up hair salon. That is if you’re talking about Honey & Spice?

  107. 155

    Sandy Short Cost

    I saw that today! I meant to tell you!

  108. 156

    Kimberly Glenn

    I’m always the last to know lol

  109. 159

    Sandy Short Cost

    Kimberly Glenn you are hilarious !

  110. 160

    Sandy Short Cost

    Kimberly Glenn you are hilarious !

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    Katie Kendrick

    So sorry to hear of Billy’s health, Charlene!! – I hope he gets well soon. Best wishes for your Oneonta. location. I know this had to be a hard decision for you guys. ❤️

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    Gina Amick White

    Very sad to see them close. I enjoyed every meal I ate at Cafe on Main. And my prayers go out to the family. I hear there may be a health issue. We just don’t have enough of these good home style meat and 3 diners anymore.

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    Catherine Gibson Rogers

    This was our favorite place to eat in Trussville! They had consistently good food! So sorry to hear of health problems. Hope things improve in that regard!

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    Susan Gill

    Linda Gill I did tag you!!! Tuesday!!

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