Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's...

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2014/03/14 17:47:42 (permalink)

Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's...

... has closed! Apparently it was unexpected-- I've seen some mention of a fire on their Facebook page, but I can't find any confirmation of that. There's a for sale sign in front of the building. It's a sad, sad day in central Arkansas.
 
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    ChiTownDiner
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/14 18:38:06 (permalink)
    Very sad...just visited Ed & KAy's in October and everyone was so nice and the food was delicious!  And the pies....
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/14 18:41:01 (permalink)
    Oh, no. And I never had the opportunity to visit. 
     
    I found an article that explains things here 
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/14 21:39:45 (permalink)
    What a disappointment.  Sure can't find fault with the owners thinking, though.  When it's time, it's time. 
     
    I am so glad we got to experience Ed & Kay's as a group as part of the 2013 Roadfood Bus Tour. 
     
    I will leave the review up for a few more days so people can read what will be missed and then it will be archived.
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/14 21:40:33 (permalink)
    Jerwillow-
    Thanks so much for the info and welcome to Roadfood!
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/14 22:07:43 (permalink)
    Dang I hate to hear that....I was already working a plan to go by there on a bike ride back to Texas.  Lets hope someone else will pick up the reins and take it forward for another 30 years!!
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/14 23:34:24 (permalink)
    wanderingjew

    Oh, no. And I never had the opportunity to visit. 

    I found an article that explains things here 

    Ditto.  Very bummed to hear this.
     
    Thank you for posting the article, WJ.
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 09:02:13 (permalink)
    l2b - With your pie and food creativity...this might be the perfect business to pick up!  Just thinking out loud...
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 11:24:03 (permalink)
    Ha!!  Thank you--I would so love to carry on the tradition of Ed & Kay's and maybe add a few things.  If it were closer to one coast or the other or closer to family, it would be very tempting.  As it is, it's in prime tornado country. " /> (I did look it up!)

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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 11:32:53 (permalink)
    And you're in prime earthquake country. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 12:00:40 (permalink)
    But remember....one visit a year from buffetbuster and your 401k is fully funded!
     
    Also...with 114k registered Roadfood users...think of the head start you've got on marketing!!!
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 13:01:49 (permalink)
    Thank you for the welcome! And even more for finding the explanation. So disappointing-- no more PCP! :(
     
    ~Jer
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 16:13:46 (permalink)
    MH - True!  However, I haven't felt an earthquake here in years (knock on wood)--they just don't happen as frequently as tornadoes.  Thankfully.
     
    CTD - you're right!!  I wish the concept would work out here, but then I couldn't afford it out here, either.  Plus Roadfooders don't come out here very often.
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    Re:Sadness and woe! Ed & Kay's... 2014/03/15 18:57:54 (permalink)
    wanderingjew

    Oh, no. And I never had the opportunity to visit. 

    I found an article that explains things here 

    From the article:
    "Could Ed and Kay’s come back? I wonder if someone had that thought about Ed and Alma’s back in 1982. Things change. What’s available right now is a turnkey operation for a young restaurateur who’d like to capitalize on a prime piece of real estate. I don’t know how much is being asked (Kay was still getting combobulated after the day’s events) but the number to call is (501) 672-6585. This could be your lucky day."
    Any Takers???????????????????
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