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Shrimp Boats: The Story of a Shipwreck and its Survivors

Shrimp Boats: The Story of a Shipwreck and its Survivors

In 1969, after more than a decade of growth, this Macon-based chain launched a major expansion, reaching nearly a hundred stores. Five years later, the chain failed. Today, their distinctive, deteriorating buildings are home to all kinds of businesses, and some survivors have thrived on their own for thirty years. Learn more in this extra-length, photo-filled chapter. Continue reading

Zesto, Columbia SC

Zesto, Columbia SC

More than sixty years ago, the franchisees in South Carolina helped start the stores in Atlanta that most of us know and enjoy, but each has been evolving separate from each other ever since. Here’s a short recap of the history of Zesto in the Palmetto State, with photos from two of their locations. Continue reading

True BBQ, West Columbia SC

True BBQ, West Columbia SC

Here’s a place with some amazing hash that left the intrepid heroine of our story completely tongue-tied, and not, surprisingly, for the reasons you might think. Plus, additional talk about one of the best children’s museums in the country. Continue reading