Friday, October 28, 2016

Doe's is coming to town

The Promenade shopping center on County Line Road just signed a lease with the restaurant. The restaurant's goal is to hopefully open after the beginning of the new year.

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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

One has been in the works in Florence as well for months. II will be 6500 square feet with multiple private rooms on the inside, as well as a large under roof outside eating area. I know the residents of Rankin are , and should be excited!

Anonymous said...

I believe that property is owned by Gary & Pam Harkins.
Good for them.

Anonymous said...

Going in the old Beagle Bagel, or some other place?

Chris Hansen said...

Their website also lists Florence as a future site.

Anonymous said...

But Jackson? Please

Anonymous said...

Can you serve alcohol in Florence??

Anonymous said...

did one fail in Oxford some time back?

PittPanther said...

I hope they're getting the County Line Rd frontage, and not the dead location in the back that killed the YMCA and Morrison Brothers music store.

Anonymous said...

The one in Baton Rouge does well when the Louisiana legislature is in session.

Anonymous said...

I hope it's cleaner than the original one...that joint is nasty.

Anonymous said...

Florence? Those rednecks down there are too cheap for a Does Eat Place. They prefer feed lot dining such as Jerry's & Berry's. And this is coming from another White Rankinite. It'll never make it as that area isn't know for people who like spending money on expensive(relative term) meals.

Anonymous said...

1:49, Serve alcohol? Right in the shade of the big cross. Dream on.

Anonymous said...

Does= good steak costing too much served in dumpy dives that you wouldn't let your dog eat off the floor.

Here's hoping that it's cleaner than the ones I've been to (oxfart, Little Rock and the war zone in Greenville)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, right down the road from Tico's.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of snobs on here tonight. I'm a Delta rat who has been eating at Doe's since I was six weeks old. Go back to McDonald's. Bring it on, Doe's!

Anonymous said...

Ahh.... you do know that County Line IS JACKSON, right?? What a dumb idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to them. County Line is a war zone that no one with money bothers to go to. The only restaurant that will make it there now says is a cheap Mexican place. With the menu in Spanish.

Anonymous said...

11:56 pm I still laughing that a menu in Spanish is a problem for you at a Mexican restaurant! Whatever you do, don't go to a five star French restaurant!
And, sorry, but I have money enough to make the top 2% and since I'm not afraid of my own shadow, I have actually been to County Line Rd in the last decade and know it's not a war zone.
Of course, some of us have actually been in a war zone and lived in large cities and developed some survival skills.
LOL...biggest laugh of the morning.
I look forward to trying out DOEs. The owners shouldn't worry. I'm not the only brave person left in MS that can afford to eat out and that appreciates a variety of choices.

HDMatthias, MD said...

I believe that Promenade is on the north side of County Line and is in Ridgeland, not Jackson.

Anonymous said...

contrary to popular belief, pathway of County Line Road is not the official Madison/Hinds county border. It meanders, particularly on the western end near I55.

Anonymous said...

11:56 is such as dumbass. County Line is bustling with shoppers of all income levels.

Anonymous said...

County line is bustling with criminals and illegal immigrants. I don't doubt there are shoppers there. Mostly from out of town. People who don't want their car getting broken into stay away from there.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks the 'north' side of the road is distinctively different than the south just because it's in Ridgeland is delusional.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I rode by the Promenade yesterday. There are 2 other restaurants being built - one an International Cuisine and another a fish house.

Anonymous said...

The Promenade is a Ken Tate design, dating back to the Eighties. It still looks good, particularly considering that it was not high-budget. Unfortunately, Tate gave up on Jackson, and commercial properties, and so we can't hire him anymore (unless we want to build a residence costing north of 5 million).

However, I don't know that The Promenade's edgy 'traditional-with-a-twist' chic is enough, to make the experience right for patrons of an establishment whose name includes the words, "Eat Place". A freestanding building in Madison's Historic District, something about like the converted barn that houses Persnickety, WOULD be right.

REVERSE CHIC SNOB APPEAL is what makes the original Does great. A steak is a steak. And a salad is a salad (although all tamales are definitely NOT created equal). But the opportunity for journalists to hobnob with Delta aristocrats and authors, in a low-down/anything-goes setting (where table manners are not crucial) is what made Doe's so special. I don't see how you can replicate that dynamic, in a strip center - no matter WHO designed it.

Anonymous said...

DOES EAT PLACE to me is more about atmosphere than the actual food.

The original in Greenville is a dive....and it's awesome.

To open a high end steak house in a bland mall area near 2 well established steak houses is more than just brave....I think it borders on stupid.

Shapley's and Tico's control a large % of this market. Ruth's Chris stays afloat somehow.

This is a bad idea

Anonymous said...

4:33 and 8:47 understand. Doe's is all about atmosphere. The County Line location will see decent business for a few months, then die.

Dane Kitto said...

Ate at Doe's in Greenville once - around 1976.

Medium Rare Please said...

DOE'S has been here before. Don't forget that Shapley was dispatched to Ridgeland by the Doe Signa family decades ago. Back then Doe's here was a combination of some sort of meat-on-wheels trucked from Greenville. It was a complete and absolute failure. So, when it folded, Shapley opened his new place to the north about five hundred yards and opened Shapley's. He later sold it to his friend Koestler, from Greenville, and opened Ely's in Ridgeland. Ely Shapley was his father, thus the name. So, one might assume they've all used the same box of silver-ware for thirty years or more.

I do hope they have success and also hope a 'fish house' will open in that area, if it's decent. But, if, like Drago's, the places become just more adjunct Tougaloo and JSU hangouts, they will be boarded up again within ten months of opening.

Anonymous said...

one of the most overrated steaks places ever.

Head To Logan's For True Ambiance Not said...

4:38 - To interpret your post..."My steak cost me too damned much". Whatta you mean by 'overrated'? Doe's Eat Place in Greenville has steaks that you can't beat anywhere else. Not sure about all the branch-places they've opened up around the country. You can't order a baked potato, the hot tamales are bland, the table coths are the old 'wax fabric' our grandmother's had and you have to bring your own bottle, unless you want a beer. Ketchup is in ketchup bottles and the floor creaks and they don't load your plate down with a pile of under-cooked green stuff. But the steak cannot be beaten. Tico Hoffman, commercial-maker who rivals Con Maloney, can't touch 'em!

It's all about the gas-fired, overhead broiler ovens and fabulous cuts of meat. Nothing else matters.

Anonymous said...

What is gary Harkins....a builder from Rankin county...doing opening a steak house....

Oh...he's head of the Republican Party in Rankin...and he is setting up shop next to Tico's....

Looks like somebody is about to be poaching....

Steals an airport...now gonna take a steak house.....

He's a thirsty one ain't he?

Anonymous said...

Harkin's is not opening the Doe's. He just owns the shopping center. Doe's now is a franchise restaurant chain.

Anonymous said...

8:02,

You sure are edumacated on the facts, aren't you? Why please enlighten us with more of your intel. How about pick a stock for us to invest in since you seem to be in the know, genius.

LOSER. Go away and keep taking naked photos of your sister.

No offense, County Line has not been to bad to Tico's and Shapley's. Now whether another steak house can come in, we will see. But I will submit there is not one with more name ID that is currently not here.

OH, I forgot there is NO crime in Madison and Rankin.

Kang, you need to filter some of your sycophants.

Anonymous said...

12:17

Earlier in the thread someone did say "good for them" and right after noting that the property was owned by the Harkins. So one could think that the Harkins were opening this chain of restaurants. It was not a leap.

Now, will you tell us who is going to open the DOES EAT PLACE?

This will be a saturated market with Ely's near by and Ruth's Chris across the interstate but maybe there is room.

Now, who is the operator of this new place?

Anonymous said...

Does tried to make a location in Gluckstadt work but could not come to terms with the owner.

Anonymous said...


Been to the original Does. What a dump. Poor quality steak, but big, with a bigger price. Maybe for the poor souls in the delta it's a big deal.

Boner.. said...

5:10 - You were spotted early in your post as a liar. People have come to Doe's Eat Place in Greenville from all over the world. If you'd ever been inside the place, you'd know that from the photos. It is indeed a dump. But, it's a planned dump. All that's lacking is a year-round aluminum Christmas tree. You can't afford to eat there but there is always a chance they'll hand you a bone through the screen-door.

Anonymous said...

Steve and Lisa Beagles are the franchisees

Anonymous said...


6:23 You were spotted early in your post as an idiot and lover of aluminum Christmas trees. FWIW, I can afford to eat anywhere I please. Cost is relative. Over paying for average quality, at best, too large a piece of meat doesn't appeal to me. Neither does a dirty hole in the wall with cooks sweating in the food.
The day we were there it rained and water was seeping between the wall and floor. Food scraps and dirt were floating around. Apparently Greenville doesn't have a health dept or inspectors. People have come to the McDonald's in Pearl from all over the world, too. Your point?

Something about breathing all that herbicide and defoliant in the delta leads to curious mental issues.

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