BlogMain StreetStockbridge StoriesA Stockbridge Story: Economic Revitalization meets Historic Preservation in Stockbridge

May 17, 2023, | A Stockbridge Story|:  Economic Revitalization Meets Historic Preservation in Stockbridge| By: Lisa Fareed, Stockbridge Main Street Program Coordinator, and Kira Harris-Braggs, Stockbridge Main Street Program Manager |

Green Front Café owner, Diane Miller, is joined by members of the Stockbridge Main Street Advisory Board, the Stockbridge DDA, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and the Georgia Municipal Association.
Green Front Café owner, Diane Miller, is joined by members of the Stockbridge Main Street Advisory Board, the Stockbridge DDA, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and the Georgia Municipal Association.

The community hotline was the pay phone.

Recognized as the first restaurant in Stockbridge, the Green Front Café was a hometown gathחוג כדורסל ראש העין  adidas pure boost white  leifarne ikea  vintage ikea mushroom lamp  btwin dh  leifarne ikea  ציפוי מגנטי לדלתות  barbecue fai da te amazon  nomi dei tavoli  ssd adata s40g  adidas pure boost white  kinky boots quotes  колани за отслабване тип сауна  liu jo muske majice  viidakko verhot  ering place famous for home cooking and community spirit. The most noted owner, Carrie Mae Hambrick, began operating the establishment as a home-based business in the 1940s. Under her management everyone was welcome. Blacks and Whites could dine safely under the same roof, despite the prevalent segregation practices of the time.  It was the kind of place where the eatery’s payphone doubled as the neighborhood hotline, and everyone was regarded as family. Mrs. Hambrick’s eventual passing and the café’s closing in the early 2000s left a distressing void in the community.

Carrie Mae Hambrick, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of the Hambrick Family.
Carrie Mae Hambrick, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of the Hambrick Family.

Welcome Back.

Today, the mother-daughter team, Diane, and Malana Miller, has creatively restored the building, adding modern touches and a renewed spirit. On May 1, 2023, old-timers who frequented the establishment during Mrs. Hambrick’s time, curious newcomers, local officials, and news reporters gathered to cut the ribbon on the newly re-opened mainstay and community catalyst. Once again, the Green Front Café at 112 Second Street was alive with laughter, music, and of course, delicious food.  Stockbridge Main Street would just like to say, welcome back.

Diane and Malana Miller at the real estate closing for the Green Front Café. Photo courtesy of the Miller Family.
Diane and Malana Miller at the real estate closing for the Green Front Café. Photo courtesy of the Miller Family.

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