New Rogersville eatery to overlook mi...

New Rogersville eatery to overlook mill, waterfall

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China Girl

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jun 30, 2010
I like seeing stuff like this in the paper. We have a lot of interesting history in Rogersville, and Amis House is where it all began.

http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...
Lets Eat

United States

#2 Jul 1, 2010
China Girl wrote:
I like seeing stuff like this in the paper. We have a lot of interesting history in Rogersville, and Amis House is where it all began.
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...
This sounds "GREAT" can't wait to try it!!
Very Interesting

Cookeville, TN

#3 Jul 2, 2010
Wasn't he on the team of three who got the Inn "up and running?"
beautful

Rogersville, TN

#4 Jul 2, 2010
I for one will go and check it out. I don't care who is who and who did what.

“You know they all....pretend”

Since: Nov 08

Flush 'em out, TN

#5 Jul 2, 2010
We'll definitely be checking it out as well.
Sounds like those folks are doing the restoration/diner thing the honest way, so I can support such a place.
Pico de Gallo

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jul 2, 2010
Sadly, people in Hawkins County will not support a restaurant that doesn't include biscuits and gravey and a 99 cent menu! Sounds wonderful...but I don't see it making it.
mathews

Maryville, TN

#7 Jul 2, 2010
i think it will not last 1 year due to it being outside of town.who wants to travel to west bear hollow to eat lol.the location is pretty since they cleaned it up but just dont think they will get enough business out that way.and someone correct me if im wrong didnt this place also get a beer permit?why does every restraunt think it needs to serve friggin beer.espically with a church so close to this place.if the owners have such revelance for there very distant ancestors why tarnish it with alchol?then again the owners arent a direct descendent of the amis anyway.either way the place will not last 1 year.novel idea horrible location
ima- be

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jul 2, 2010
Yes "HE" Jake Jacobs is one of the ones who got the Inn up and out of the awful condition it was in before the restoration. And just because they have been alotted a beer permit doesn't make this a bad endeavor for the restaurant or the community.Although everyone will have their own opinions where that subject is concerned. I mean, God himself was a wine drinker! And for you Mathews, the proud owners are indeed a direct descendent of Thomas Amis himself. The woman of the home is the 5th great-grandaughter of Thomas Amis, what an honor that is.. so your quite misconstrued. The Amis Mill and Eatery will be a destination spot for families, visitors to our community and those who like to relish in the historical fun facts of East Tennesee..it will be a hit for sure, God willing! Oh, and the creek is already PACKED with people swimming, fishing and enjoying the clean-up The Jacobs have worked very hard on...have a great and safe weekend!

“Rocky Top Tennessee”

Since: Jun 08

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#9 Jul 2, 2010
I will be trying it out!
Doc

Nashville, TN

#10 Jul 2, 2010
Oh the scourge of demon alcohol! Listen ye brethren! Hold dear to thine wives and daughters, it's a Budweiser!

Reason number 2851 why this town is a joke.
Are You Kidding

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jul 2, 2010
Just because they serve it does not mean you have to drink it. A restaurant like Chili's, Applebee's, Cheddars, Fatz, Olive Garden etc would be a welcome addition here in Rogersville. Why send all the money out of our city and county? And if the restaurant is THAT good, people will travel. they go to K=port, Motown etc to eat all the time. Lighten up people.
Religulous

AOL

#12 Jul 2, 2010
Outside of the fact that Doc is right... although I hope they do well, it's hard to imagine that being a very good location considering that the intersection there is a death trap, not to mention the road. I can already imagine the pile-ups from people not knowing where they are going.

Please prove me wrong and bring some actual good food into this town.
Capricorn

Dallas, TX

#13 Jul 2, 2010
If you against beer then don't drink it. Pretty simple. BTW don't purchase gas or groceries where it is sold. I guess you also preach "don't trade on Sunday" and then go out and eat lunch after church at an establishment which forces someone to serve your sorry butt. Good grief if you don't like beer then don't drink and don't buy it... Idiot.
Cat Man DO

Waterloo, Canada

#14 Jul 2, 2010
Nice building. I hope they do well. What's wrong with the location ding bat they are only a couple minutes from town....people like getting off the beaten path for a good meal. But if your horse and buggy want make it that far then stay the hell in town...........
Tarzan

Utica, KY

#15 Jul 2, 2010
mathews wrote:
i think it will not last 1 year due to it being outside of town.who wants to travel to west bear hollow to eat lol.the location is pretty since they cleaned it up but just dont think they will get enough business out that way.and someone correct me if im wrong didnt this place also get a beer permit?why does every restraunt think it needs to serve friggin beer.espically with a church so close to this place.if the owners have such revelance for there very distant ancestors why tarnish it with alchol?then again the owners arent a direct descendent of the amis anyway.either way the place will not last 1 year.novel idea horrible location
Thomas Amis,(in Ramsey's Annals is pronounced Amy and of French origin), son of John and Mary (Dillard) Amis, was born January 1, 1744 in Northampton CO., North Carolina. He married, first, Alice Gale, 1744-1784, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Marshall) Gale, on January 27, 1763. Thomas and Alice came to what is now Hawkins CO.,TN. in 1781, then Sullivan CO., N.C. after the Revolutionary War. At the mouth of Big Creek River, he built a stone house on a thousand acres granted him by the government. A store, blacksmith shop, distillery, saw and grist mill, and a palisade to guard against Cherokee assaults were constructed. A post office,school and church to be added later. Continued
Tarzan

Utica, KY

#16 Jul 2, 2010
Amis opened an Inn and operated a tavern which became a public stage stop-over for many notables such as Andrew Jackson, Governor John Sevier, the elder Michaux, and Bishop Francis Asbury. The good Bishop noted in his journal that he spent the night at Amis' tavern...was well entertained for his money, but that he rebuked Amis for bragging about how much money he made off of his brew. Evidently the two engaged in some heated debates, for Asbury commented that "it was out of necessity and not choice that he was there." According to the writings of Dr. George E. Mellon of the University of Tennessee, "In his day, Thomas Amis was a man both of substance and official distinction."
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnhawkin/ff...
Tarzan

Utica, KY

#17 Jul 2, 2010
There is much more information available about the founders of this area. I challenge everyone to investigate our local history.
Doglog

Columbia, TN

#18 Jul 3, 2010
Tarzan wrote:
There is much more information available about the founders of this area. I challenge everyone to investigate our local history.
Sadly most people in Rogersville prefer to sit back and bitch and whine and never investigate anything but the inside of their mailbox on the 1st of the month.
thosebones

Johnson City, TN

#19 Jul 4, 2010
I wish them luck about time someone decided to capitalize on that place instead of ruining it..now if we could all just get rid of those jerk offs yankees at pressmans home who knows what might become of this little town if the right people where in office
Advanced

Knoxville, TN

#21 Jul 13, 2010
To hear all this saddens me. Everyone complains about not getting any new businesses in this small town of ours, but when someone tries... people start bashing them. Just sad. I grew up in the area of this new eatery. Some of my family actually lived in the house that was there before. The area has been cleaned up well. The creek is beautiful. I honestly hope this place does well. I cannot wait till it opens to try it out. If I like it, I will go back. Rogersville lacks places that serve good food. I really hope this place does well and hangs around for many years. Hopefully this will encourage many more new businesses in this town. Who knows. Only time will tell.

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