Green Front Cafe, a popular Stockbridge gathering spot for more than 50 yeas, will be honored Saturday with a historical marker.
Photo: CITY OF STOCKBRIDGE
Photo: CITY OF STOCKBRIDGE

Stockbridge to unveil historical marker at Green Front Cafe

Stockbridge will unveil a historical marker Saturday at a local restaurant that was a popular meeting place in the Henry County city for more than half a century. 

Green Front Café, which was known for its hamburgers, hot dogs, cornbread and  "soul food" delicacies between the late 1940s until the early 2000s, will be recognized during the 11th annual community celebration honoring the life and legacy of Carrie Mae Hambrick. 

The Stockbridge Main Street-sponsored unveiling ceremony will be held immediately following the 1 pm commemorative service for Hambrick at Trinity United Methodist Church. The cafe is at 112 Second Street in Stockbridge

"The popular Green Front Café was a central meet up spot in Stockbridge for many years," Stockbridge Main Street Manager Kira Harris-Braggs said in a statement. "Stockbridge is honored to be a part of the rich history of the café. Mrs. Hambrick and the Green Front Café represented something quite unique for multiple generations.

“We are excited to present this historic marker to the world which will celebrate the legacies of both Mrs. Carrie Mae Hambrick and the Green Front Café," Harris-Braggs said.

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