Remember The Lure Cafe? Downtown Searcy AR. Smokers welcome.

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Matchbook cover Lure Cafe Searcy AR

This was a long time ago.  Folks smoked.  Folks had three digit phone numbers.  E. H. Durham family owned or operated The Lure Cafe in downtown Searcy across from the Mayfair Hotel.  This little matchbook cover was on ebay and I added it to my collection.  I also found an old blog that I'd done and put up a picture of The Lure Cafe.  Wonder what all they did to "lure" you into the cafe?  To see the other blog with more pictures of Searcy click HERE.

Lure Cafe downtown Searcy AR Mayfair Hotel

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Anita Fuler

I swear that is my l959 Sunliner Ford parked with the door open, right next to the first majorette. The parade people used my car a lot in parades, as it was a hard -top convertible, but of course in this pic. it is raining and the top is up. The car may be called a Sky-liner...memory getting a little hazy these days you know.

Feb 13, 2019 02:37 PM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, did you go back to the original blog and see if other pictures also show the car?  It was during Faubus time.

Feb 13, 2019 02:46 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Philip Williams, who remembers Searcy so well, gave this information about The Lure Cafe and downtown Searcy. Thanks, Philip!

 

My dad's business was 2 doors south. That picture on your blog of the SHS band and the '57 Ford.....That's the time period when Searcy was "wet". Beer and wine only, by the drink. No hard stuff and no package stores.There was a pool hall next, then my dad's place, then the Plaza theater on the corner. Going north, there was Sli Phelps shoe repair shop, the Morris&Son's

Slim Phelps had the shoe repair shop. By the way....the next store north was the Ideal Shop owned by Ms Grace Neal. Then Southern Auto, then Robbins-Sanford. You can see the names in the wall over the awnings in the picture.

Feb 13, 2019 02:56 PM #3
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Don Thompson
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You know I couldn't resist posting a pic of Nurse Anita and her Ford Sunliner.

Feb 13, 2019 06:56 PM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, you were one fortunate Searcy kid and adult!  I can imagine how envious everyone back then was when you drove by in that Sunliner with the top down.  In this GREAT picture the car looks longer than today's big long trucks!

Feb 14, 2019 05:00 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. I love seeing and reading your posts about times gone by in the place you call home.

Feb 14, 2019 06:43 AM #6
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