Thursday, October 6, 2016


It appears Fondren Garage has shut down.  These pictures were shot last night.


Anonymous said...

Apparently their promoter spends 24-7 careening around Fondren in an old car chasing Pokemon. Another Chip Matthews production over and out. No one is surprised.

Anonymous said...

Every establishment Mathews has tried to make a go at in Canton has folded. Its only a matter of time before that Tomahawk Steak house he has on the square shuts down. The service is terrible, the food sucks and the drinks are way too expensive. I certainly hope he is not involved with the new restaurant that is opening on the square across from BankPlus.

Anonymous said...

Antagonize the neighbors? Not surprised people stopped visiting....

Not from Fondren, but... said...

Good riddance and hopefully no one will try to re-open, at least not as this type of venue. City zoning should have never allowed it anyway.

Anonymous said...

the real owner is busy now at the fair....think that is his main source of no time to play with this....

the lack of parking makes this usable only as a make it into it to med students...and carry on

Anonymous said...

Warn everyone what to avoid at the fair, please.

Anonymous said...

How is the fair this year? I've moved away but stopped going about ten years ago and it used to be my favorite fall activity, with the Chapel of the Cross fair as well - is that still going on? Anyway, what's up with the fair?

Anonymous said...

12:37, still like it always was, a rip off. Dangerous to go into Jackson. Taking a chance of getting your car stolen. Too many drunks and druggies on the midway.

Anonymous said...

Didn't they build a new parking lot to the east of the building?

Anonymous said...

Day In The Country is still going on at the Chapel of the Cross; it was last Saturday and a beautiful day. The Fair is the same as always and is not dangerous at all to attend. Park on the Fair Grounds and go right on in. Try going earlier in the evening if you want to miss the drunks referred to above. I never see them anymore -- just a whole lot of people having a great time. Kiddy Land is large this year and away from the main midway as usual but more toward the Graymont Ave. side. Don't know how long it has been since 1:47 went to the Fair, but I went today and had fun.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when Madison Country trash invade Jackson. Stay on your side of 220!

Anonymous said...

To 8:54-
He has nothing to do with the new place opening on the square. It's a very nice lady who is an amazing soul food cook that had a thriving business inside a local gas station until the owners decided they could do it too and raised her rent to run her off.

Wings and Beans Please said...

I like soul food. Somebody tell me more about this lady on the square in Canton. Thanks.

Once Surveyed up that way said...

Say, 4:39, that wouldn't be Ms. Lilly of Mrs. Barbecue in the old gas station across 51 from Hair 911 would it? She's a jewel and her BBQ is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Mrs BBQ is legit. And I don't mean, let's put some old rusty tin on the walls and make all the white folks say "what a unique atmosphere, honey. It feels like a real live juke joint in here." More like floor to ceiling formica, tables wobble, I'm gonna shove a rack of ribs in a to go box and let the styrofoam melt and you're gonna eat it with a smile.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. BBQ is great. Huge, juicy hamburgers and great BBQ sandwiches. Been in business for many years.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. BBQ is great. Huge, juicy hamburgers and great BBQ sandwiches. Been in business for many years.

Anonymous said...

I believe the lady opening the soul food place on the square was in the old Nancy's place in the Marathon station at the interstate in Canton. Marathon opened their own 'soul' food place. I imagine it is her. Ms Barbeque is still in her same location and probably will be for the foreseeable future.

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