All Good Things Must End

After twenty-eight years of serving the community, the old Dinner Bell Restaurant is no more. Literally. Wrecking crews began demolition of the building Tuesday morning and by early afternoon the building was gone.

The restaurant actually closed a couple of months ago but the building was still in place. The owners decided to raze the structure rather than to make the up grades that would be required to bring the old building up to new codes.

The adjoining business, Smokey Mountain Motors, will  be leasing the property for their operation.

Just across the street yet another old restaurant is coming down at least partially. What us long timers refer to as the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building which later became Tokyo Hibachi Express, is being revamped as a new Dunkin' Doughnuts hopefully to be open in the very near future.




John Scott Yates,
Demo Specialist


Dunkin' Doughnuts