Sunday marked a bittersweet day for a restaurant that had been in business in Tifton for nearly 40 years. Many people in the city considered Shoney's to be a big part of the community.
The owners said the building had been around for so long, and it was just time to say goodbye.
A lot of patrons came in and ate for one last occasion, as the restaurant opened its doors for the final time.
"Sad in a way but time marches on," said Jimmy Carson. "Use to come here, when I first came her it was 1969 and I first got my drivers license we use to drive around Shoney's."
The restaurant came to Tifton in the late 60's.
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