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Asheville - Does the Grand Central Cafe still exist?

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Elzoe Mar 17, 2009 06:09 AM

Years ago, we had a fabulous down-home breakfast in a place that if memory serves me (something which is less true with every passing day), was named the Grand Central Cafe. Wonder if anyone recalls such a place. Best biscuits this Bostonian ever had.

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    leahinsc Mar 17, 2009 05:30 PM

    never heard of it and I've been here for over 8 yrs. I'll ask my husband - he grew up here.

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      Leepa Mar 17, 2009 07:32 PM

      I've lived here 30 years. I don't remember it, either.

      Can you give us a bit more description of the place, Elzoe? Was it downtown or in the suburbs? Maybe what it was like physically or perhaps something that was nearby like a tourist attraction or something.

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        Elzoe Mar 18, 2009 08:08 AM

        I knew that this was a long shot but I thought I'd try anyway.

        We were driving through Asheville on our way from Boston to Atlanta for my brother-in-law's wedding during the summer of '72. While at a stop light, I asked a cop directing traffic where we could get a really good breakfast. He pointed to a place I had just driven past and said, "Over there, pal. The Grand Central." I then asked him if they had good biscuits and he said in a way I'll always remember, "They got 'em. They got 'em". And they did. Pretty sure the place was downtown but in my dotage, I'm not sure.

        Thanks to all for trying, though.

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          Leepa Mar 18, 2009 03:10 PM

          I know a lot of people who lived here then and may remember. I'll try to ask them in the next few days.

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      miss piggy Mar 17, 2009 04:37 PM

      Nothing here by that name that I know of...

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