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 |
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.
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.