Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Captain Hard Times Dining falling on hard times?

Just saw a sign in front of Captain's Hard Times dining, with the city threatening to cut off the water due to an unpaid bill of nearly $1900.

Captain's has a cafe style side, but also has a ballroom that would make a perfect site for a banquet or wedding reception.

If Captain's closed, it would be a horrible loss to our community.

Yonni's Chicken & Waffles (occupying the former Chatham Pancake House) also closed due to finances.

How can we help our businesses survive?

Are there any businesses we should focus on to help them survive or even thrive?

1 comment:

  1. It hard on restaurants in this economy especially soul food. We have seen the legendary Edna's close their doors and I expect that we will lose one of our soul food restaurants.

    Captain's has suffered since they opened from a lack of parking and I feel it was overlooked when the discussion of the new Whitney Young Library took place.

    Secondly,I understand the owners wanting to run a quality restaurant but their menu in this economy is outdated. They have to work on presenting dishes that are attractive to a younger audience.

    I'm having a hard time understanding why we can't see "neuvo" soulfood with the proliferation of culinary schools opening. Are they training cooks or chefs?


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