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Bobby & June’s Kountry Kitchen will remain open after all

Meat-and-three lovers, rejoice! Bobby & June’s, the venerable Southern food cabin on 14th Street, will not be closing after all.

“Dad actually decided this morning,” said Bobby Jr., taking a moment to answer the phone during the Thursday lunch rush. “We’ve gotten such a good response from all over after people heard we’d be closing. Folks came from as far away as Flowery Branch.”

On Wednesday, several CL staffers stopped by Bobby & June’s and saw what he meant about the crowds. As usual, Bobby Crowe greeted customers at the door, but we had to wait a few minutes before a table came open in what I call the “golf room” because of the golf balls and photos displayed on the walls.

Bobby was telling people about how the year-long DOT construction on the nearby 14th Street bridge had cut the restaurant off from its Midtown clientele.

As the AJC reported last week, Crowe had reluctantly decided to pack it in after 30 years because business hadn’t recovered after the bridge was reopened at the end of last year. But, according to Bobby Jr., when word got out about the landmark’s imminent demise, folks began beating a path to the restaurant’s door.