Terri Days transitioned from years in the corporate food service industry to a calmer and personal atmosphere with the opening of her cozy coffee shop and eatery, The Bean & Bistro. For three years ago she served an array of coffees and smoothies in addition to breakfast and lunch. She also made a name for herself in the catering arena. From party trays to dinner parties, baby and bridal showers to wedding receptions, the opportunities began to steadily present themselves. With the increasing demand came a need for more flexibility in Terri’s daily schedule. She closed the shop and started focusing on catering, special events and various other food related projects.
Memorie Martinez, who owns Southern Antiques and Accents was a business neighbor whose store front is adjacent to the original location of The Bean & Bistro. Earlier this year she contacted Days with the idea of having a food offering to compliment her antique mall.
The ladies transformed some available space to accommodate kitchen equipment and made a new and different type of home for The Bean and Bistro. Customers of both businesses now have availability to the services that Days provides. Terri prepares weekly specials that can be pre-ordered for pick up. There is a cooler stocked with meals to go, casseroles, desserts (Yes, the Raspberry Bars are a staple) and other edibles in addition to beverages.
Weekly email notifications are sent out to let folks know what is on the menu for the week. You can request to be added to the list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders can be place through email or by just giving her a call and she will have it ready for you.
Terri is also currently working to expand her business with a mobile unit – look details to come!
Because the business is located within the antique mall, pick up hours allow customers more flexibility. They are open 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm-5pm on Sunday. The third Tuesday of every month is Ladies Night at Southern Antiques and Accents. There is a discount offered in addition to live music and complimentary food and beverages from The Bean and Bistro.
The Bean & Bistro @ Southern Antiques and Accents • 249 Greeno Rd South, Fairhope (251) 942-2365 • Facebook “The Bean & Bistro”
The establishment that is scheduled to open later this month in the Plantation Pointe Shopping Center is PLOW.
I sat down with Bobby Kilpatrick and Robert Yarbrough recently to get the 411 on what was really going on and plans for the future.
Below is a copy of the article that was published in the April 1st Eat Beat (no April Foolin’ here!)
|Bobby Kilpatrick & Robert Yarbrough of My Place
My Place, the bar in Downtown Fairhope is closing. Yes, closing. This dive bar at the corner of Bancroft and Equality which many have come to know and love will be history at the end of the month. The individuals that own the property on which the building is located have a different vision for what they want to see happen in that space. Simply stated, their vision does not include a bar.
After attempts to find another location downtown, owners Robert Yarbrough and Bobby Kilpatrick have accepted the fact that My Place is just not meant to be – right now. The main concern throughout this whole process has been their employees – their work family.
These people worked long hours together, they played together. They have traditional nuclear families which include spouses and children and My Place has provided these people the opportunity to earn a living. This team, these families, were the catalyst fueling My Place owners to relentlessly pursue a way to continue to provide them with this opportunity.
Kilpatrick, along with two other partners, is putting the finishing touches on another business that is located on the east side of Highway 98. The name of that business is Plow. It is a bar and it will also be a music venue that will regularly feature artists from all over the Southeast.
Yarbrough, who also owns The Wash House in Point Clear, is opening another restaurant in Mobile called The Noble South. It is located on Dauphin Street near Bienville Square. It should open around the same time Plow is scheduled to open.
Both Kilpatrick and Yarbrough are at peace with the way things have panned out. They are pleased to be able to provide continual employment for their work families and relieved to have the luxury of time on their side to resurrect My Place.
So, for now, My Place is lying in wait. The beloved bar will make a comeback. When the time is right.
Robert and Bobby K would also like to invite you to join them and their staff as they make plans for the ultimate and final celebration of five wonderful years of business. Three days of fun and frolic will kick off on Thursday, April 24th with the 5th Annual Beast Feast – an adventure in grilling with free food for everyone. Live entertainment is scheduled for Friday, April 25th with one last hip hip hurrah for the My Place as we know it on Saturday, April 26th.
My Place, 68 North Bancroft, Fairhope (251) 928-1300 • Facebook “My Place Downtown”