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Historic Greensburg, KY: A. Ennis never closed in 1958



2011-08-19 - 114 Public Square, Greensburg, KY - Photo from the Larry Smith collection.
A. Ennis Lunch Room in 1958 never closed its doors. "In fact," Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications, said, "they didn't even have a lock on the door." It was a place where a diner could get a Slawburger and a Dub (Double Cola) 24/7/365, decades before the Metcalfe County's Kentucky Headhunters combined a few real places, the marble courts of Clay County, TN, and the marble courts Monroe Co., KY; a tavern in Moss, TN, owned by Dumas Walker, and slawburgers created by Adolphus Ennis in Greensburg, KY, into a national hit, "Let's all go down to Dumas Walkers." Today, the restaurant is still in operation in the same location, and the menu is much the same as it was 53 years ago, but the sign over the door capitalizes on the famous song. Larry Smith notes that the building was erected in 1860, around the time of the start of the late unpleasantness, and began its service as a saloon, and continued as such until prohibition. Today, patrons can still get the slawburger, during curtailed operating hours, but the strong drink of choice and by law is Ski. The restaurant is now owned by Steve and Darlene Curry. If you go, 114 Public Square, Greensburg, KY, is 18.9 miles from the Fountain Plaza, 104 Public Square, Columbia, KY, according to MAP. -ED WAGGENER. Comments are welcome by using the ColumbiaMagazine.com Comments Button below or Larry Smith at 270-384-7979, 92.7 FM the WAVE.

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