Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So Long and Thanks For All the Meatloaf

Surprisingly, Five Star Day Cafe closed its doors this week. Until yesterday, there hadn't been a hint that the restaurant planned to shut down after 15 years of service. The decline of southern food in downtown Athens has been a troubling trend over the past few years with the closings of Peaches Fine Foods and Wilson's Soul Food, along with the perilous status of Weaver D's. The space occupied by Five Star is one that receives heavy foot traffic and it will be interesting to see who moves in this fall. I fear that yet another generic chain restaurant will take its place. Regardless, Five Star will be missed. Below are images of the restaurant and their farewell sign. To read more about the closing, check out Flagpole's article at

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