Bad News/Good News
The bad: I’ll be out of town through Monday. That is not so bad in itself, but the only internet connection will be dial up. Being incredibly impatient, I won’t be on-line very often.
Far overshadowing any sorrow over my lack of posting is this good news:
John Otey Hutchinson, founder of Otey’s Tavern in Mountain Brook, says he and business partner Richard Cheaney are among a group of people who have purchased the equipment and leased the space of the popular Silvertron Cafe in Forest Park-South Avondale.
Since the purchase in early July, the men have been busy getting the restaurant space at 3813 Clairmont Ave. repainted and recarpeted, Hutchinson said. The goal is to have the restaurant open by the first of September with the same name and menu, he said. “We wanted to keep the tradition going,” he said.
The restaurant has been closed since March when owner Alan Potts, 55, was found dead inside the restaurant from a single gunshot wound to the head. The Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner office has classified the manner of death as a “pending investigation” unless further information is submitted, said Coroner Jay Glass.
That is great. I knew someone would open something in that space, but I was very worried it would be some hoity-toity, mini-portioned, fancy linened, roast duck, food network wannabe kind of thing. The Silvertron is down to earth and wonderful. Hmm, blue cheese burger, hmmm.
Now if only the cops would figure out what happened to Alan Potts.