Old Town Cafe holds ribbon cutting

Published 7:40 pm Friday, December 14, 2018

LaFAYETTE – Bobbie and Nathaniel Henderson are ready to provide southern home cooking to residents of LaFayette and the rest of the Greater Valley Area.

On Friday, the Greater Valley Area hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Old Town Café, located at 301 9th Ave. SW on the corner of U.S. 431 and Highway 50, connected to the Marathon gas station.

Bobbie Henderson said Friday her family wanted to provide more places to eat in the city.

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“We need more options in LaFayette,” she said. “The same restaurants get old fast. We serve different things every day. It’s never going to be the same.”

She said the restaurant will have a breakfast bar in the morning and a lunch bar in the afternoons. For supper, it will offer traditional cook-to-order meals.

The Henderson’s also operate a fencing company, NXT-LVL Fence, and Woodworks. Bobbie Henderson said the couple made the decision that she would run the restaurant with help from her mother, Cindy Correa.

Because it is a family-owned business, the recipes span several generations.

“They are family recipes from my family and his family and stuff we have gathered over the years from other families,” Bobbie Henderson said.

Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Crane hosted the ribbon cutting Friday and wished the Henderson’s the best of luck on their business.

“We are very excited about another business opening here in LaFayette,” she said. “We hope the city of LaFayette and its citizens will support you all in this endeavor.”

LaFayette City Councilman Michael Ellis was also in attendance and was thankful for a new business in the city.

“Thank you for opening this business, and hopefully you stick around for a really long time,” he said toward Bobbie Henderson.

He said any business opening in LaFayette is a good thing.

“Growing up here and living here, I have seen a lot of businesses come and go,” Ellis said. “Just to have another option or have somebody that is willing to invest that time and effort to put in a business is great. I hope the people come out and support it.”

He said whenever a new business opens, there is the hope that it will incentivize more economic development from others.

“I want to see the city grow and progress. With this restaurant opening, hopefully, it will entice others to come,” he said.

He added that the recent passage of Sunday alcohol sales through a voter referendum could also be a factor in bringing more businesses to LaFayette.

Old Town Café is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.