Tifton restaurant closes doors for good

Tifton restaurant closes doors for good
A lot of patrons came in and ate for one last occasion.
A lot of patrons came in and ate for one last occasion.
The building had been around for so long.
The building had been around for so long.
Jimmy Carson
Jimmy Carson

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - 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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