Mansfield Cafe
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HesOut

Georgetown, TN

#1 Jan 1, 2011
Looks like the Mansfield Cafe is coming back in some fashion at the old Jacob Myer location (corner of Market and 1st).
Wishbone

United States

#2 Jan 1, 2011
HesOut wrote:
Looks like the Mansfield Cafe is coming back in some fashion at the old Jacob Myer location (corner of Market and 1st).
This is where the original Mansfield resturant was located
HesOut

Cleveland, TN

#3 Jan 1, 2011
Wishbone wrote:
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This is where the original Mansfield resturant was located
Right.....I wonder who will be running it. I think a sign on the window said something about local ownership.

Since: Oct 10

Memphis, TN

#4 Jan 1, 2011
John and Jan Tipton own it.
Old Sarge

Sale Creek, TN

#5 Jan 8, 2011
My aunts and uncle used to own that way back when...

Since: Feb 08

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#6 Jan 8, 2011
My favorite meal was always a cheeseburger, fries and glass of chocolate milk. Why? I have no clue. I even like peanut butter and banana sandwiches with a big, I mean BIG, glass of ice cold milk. But, I'd gladly go check a new Mansfield's out.

The cool part is the people doing it from what I hear, are like relatives, friends, relative to a degree, and it is within those circles that little things like "secret ingredients" come out and stuff, friends and family. So that's a plus. I bet it will be good food at a good fair price and would prosper if done right. Be generous in portions and people will pay more. Hey, I know I have a "slight" overweight issue <cough> but if I pay 15 bucks for a meal and walk out feeling hungry or something, then I sort of "ain't happy". But, if I walk out of a restaurant with a tooth pick, walking like I just drove non stop 400 miles, rubbin' my belly, man oh man< I'm happy.
"Man oh Man, I just ate at Mansfields!" Hey, there's a slogan I'll waive my royalty rights for a cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate milk :o)

Also, isn't there like an old murial of an old Coca-Cola advertising painting? Seems there was a story about it long time about where as it was being painted over something was said about the history. Remember, we used to have a Coca-Cola bottling plant where the YMCA is now. I remember taking a tour of it from city school, I was in kindergarten at the time. Strange how we remember things of years ago and can be introduced to a person and say "well, hello Hank" and within 5 minutes we think oh God, what was his name...already forgot it LOL Ohh, the graceful bliss of growing old I guess.

But the idea of it sounds great. Out of towners can come eat at a historic, downtown restaurant, with a restored painting of a Cola-Cola advertisement. Inside, stepping back into time to an old fashion, relaxing atmosphere served good old fashion food in a good old fashion way. On the walls I could see historic pictures hanging all around...even brochures printed up telling of that old Coca-Cola painting, the courthouse, the old bank down on the corner. The old Aqua Hotel. I vaguely remember it as it seems it was around Tallent's Drug store, somewhere around by Dickie Roger's drug store. I even remember old "Henry", his apron and safari hate with forever not just a smile, but a happy laugh as he shined shoes in front of Virgil Wilkey's barber shop. Remember that? Henry always would stop me as me and mom would be walking by to walk up to the post office and he'd stop me and crouch down making talk to me, a little boy probably not 7 or 8 years old and he'd always ask me what I had in my pockets and I never had anything and he'd reach inside my pocket with a finger and pull out a single dime. His expression and my feelings were priceless at that time. I knew right then that soon I'd be at Johnny Roddy's store buying me 10 cents worth of malt balls.

Lastly, I find it amazing how I just sat down to make a quick comment about a new restaurant opening up and ended up somewhere down on one of those old contoured concrete benches eating malt balls.

Imagine if those concrete benches could talk. But they too are gone as the way of life our "downtown" (which to me way back then was all of Dayton) has changed. To the good, well I guess that is one of those "to each their own" things. I'd just like to see us get things back to a simpler, less complex time, a more peaceful time.

Sounds like something we'd all want...
hahahaha

Dayton, TN

#7 Jan 9, 2011
you look like you need another chzburger you fat ass hahaha
dkg

Cleveland, TN

#8 Jan 9, 2011
I may be wrong but I think the Aqua Hotel was were the pawn shop is on the corner.I had that tour at the Coke plant.I can remember seeing bottles go by the window if you looked in.
HesOut

Cleveland, TN

#9 Jan 9, 2011
The Aqua Hotel was near where Tallent's Drug Store used to be on West Main Street. There was a gas/service station there on the corner where the pawn shop is now. Seems like the gas station was run by Donald Joe Nichols at one time, but I may be mistaken.
hello

Cleveland, TN

#10 Jan 9, 2011
hahahaha wrote:
you look like you need another chzburger you fat ass hahaha
real classy!

Since: Feb 08

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#11 Jan 10, 2011
Without commenting on the cheeseburger stab, I vaguely remember the Aqua Hotel. But as for the bottling plant, I have an old Coca-Cola bottle that is stamped dayton, TN on the bottom of it. I am fascinated in collecting old bottles and stuff. I have an old coin that I may try to take a digital pic of and see if someone could tell me what it was. I remember years ago when I found it, Ed Byron checked some books, etc. at Byron's Antiques in town and couldn't find out what it was. I later found that the coin is apparently what was called "slave money". On one side it reads "GOOD FOR ONE GALLON" and the other side reads "JD AND SL ELLIS". Where I found the coin was an old plantation up on oster hill.

There is plenty of history around here and I would like to see a much more historic display in the whole downtown area. As of now Dayton doesn't look pretty, nostalgic and historic. It is starting to look old and run down. For example we all praise the courthouse as a "gem" but at the same time fail to keep it in good shape. Even at Christmas time the scant decorations do not project much pride. Oh well... fat or not, I'll still order that cheeseburger, fries and chocolate milk :o)
smitty

Dunlap, TN

#12 Jan 10, 2011
dkg wrote:
I may be wrong but I think the Aqua Hotel was were the pawn shop is on the corner.I had that tour at the Coke plant.I can remember seeing bottles go by the window if you looked in.
I remember the aqua hotel well::Old fellow named bullinger ran it.Throwed a bunch if us out one night,Delma Monday,Tommy Green and several more.He said we had enough beer can upstairs to float the place.
RWOG idea

Dayton, TN

#13 Jan 10, 2011
I remember Dickie Rogers, Pursers Clothing, Redfords 5 and 10, Walker's Music, an alley some other businesses, Johnson Hardward, several stores, Robinson's Drug store and that three story cool looking old bank building, still has a neat look to it. Then across Market on the corner I see M&J's Super Market, crossing 2nd going south I glance down at Shipley's Super Market, Daytona restaurant, Morrison's Suzuki shop and the Dayton Herald. As I walk south I pass Phillips Jewelry, Morgans, Johnny Roddy's, and several other little places. As I cross 1st Ave. I pass Mansfield's Restaurant,an office supply pace, Able Harware an alley, Cotton's Q room, City Tavern and the Unemployment office.

Now today if I take that same exact walk, what do i see? Where did Dayton go?
Long gone

Cleveland, TN

#14 Jan 11, 2011
shibley's 5 and 10...the bus station across from Modern Way Cleaners, Deluxe Cleaners up where the sheriff's office is now, the old church of christ in the Community Bank's south parking lot, the Brown house on the corner where the bank is now, Pruett's supermarket across from the old post office, house of meants where the Harmony house is now, coulter funeral home beside Dr. taylor's old office, wyricks store next door to where the home store (now music store) is now, gannaway's grocery across from Dayton City, Myrtle's on the corner where Robinson House fountain is now, Cecil Owens gas station, Airline Service station across from court house, and another station across the street from Airline, Morgans Boarding house........
HesOut

Cleveland, TN

#15 Jan 11, 2011
Remember the Pontiac dealership years ago? Wasn't it located on 3rd Avenue up near Railroad Street? I believe at Garrison's Feed & Seed or something like that.
Long gone

Cleveland, TN

#16 Jan 11, 2011
Shields Ice Plant, Hodges Jewelry Store
dkg

Cleveland, TN

#17 Jan 11, 2011
HesOut wrote:
Remember the Pontiac dealership years ago? Wasn't it located on 3rd Avenue up near Railroad Street? I believe at Garrison's Feed & Seed or something like that.
Was it Arnold Motor Company?
remembering when

Dayton, TN

#18 Jan 11, 2011
Wasn't there a gas station at the corner of 3rd and market where the bank is now? I remember it seems like Baby Doll Shipley may have owned it or Harold Harrison. Also, I remember an Indian motorcyle sales somewhere around maybe where the fire dept is now or maybe around where the old Yellow Deli building is.
HesOut

Cleveland, TN

#19 Jan 11, 2011
dkg wrote:
<quoted text>Was it Arnold Motor Company?
Arnold Motor Co. was down near where the fire hall is now.

With regard to the Pontiac place, I remember they also sold farm equipment.
HesOut

Cleveland, TN

#20 Jan 11, 2011
remembering when wrote:
Wasn't there a gas station at the corner of 3rd and market where the bank is now? I remember it seems like Baby Doll Shipley may have owned it or Harold Harrison. Also, I remember an Indian motorcyle sales somewhere around maybe where the fire dept is now or maybe around where the old Yellow Deli building is.
Airline Service Station (where Regions Bank is now) was run by the Jones family. Diagionally across the street (where the FB Bank is now) was another service station. I don't remember who ran it, but they always had a BUNCH of used tires stacked in front.

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