This past Friday-October 26-marked the last day for the beloved eatery known as Sammiches N' Stuff. They've closed the doors.
For those in the know this was the "sweet spot" on Decatur Square. It was bright and cheerful in its green and white interior accented with black with charming ceiling fans and the cleanest restrooms I've ever seen. Great food for a great price.
This was the place that attracted jurors, judges, sheriffs, office workers, pedestrians and school kids alike. Where you could come in and sit and have a decent cup of coffee without breaking the bank, engage in conversation with the staff, use the free WiFi, get a breakfast bowl filled with grits, cheese, eggs and your choice of meat all for under $3 bucks, and use your 10% discount if you were a senior citizen, where you could get Black Bean Burgers and the best Herbed Chicken Salad, and fresh baked sweet potatoe pie, use your coupons or get your Sammiches card stamped 12 times and get your next meal free?I could go on and on.
But it wasn't just about great food, great prices, discounts and coupons -- it was unique because it provided white glove service. Your food was brought to your table. David and Robert were engaging and community-involved owners who sought to make their eatery a place for all people to come and enjoy.
They knew how people wanted to be treated when they dined out and they brought that to Sammiches N' Stuff. They made a conscious effort to bring their idea of cummunity and culture to Sammiches. From art shows, to baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, book signings, square dancing and political functions--they sought to spread goodwill and community and for 2 years and 9 months (but who's counting) that's what they did.
We will miss David and Robert and their wonderful staff and that feeling of warmth, friendship and community that this "sweet spot" on the square provided.
Brynda L. Hiller