Saturday, November 23, 2013


I'm sure by now many of you have heard about the robbery at Taggart's last Thursday night.  Thankfully no one was hurt.  But plenty of people -- customers and staff -- were shaken up.  To show support, someone organized a "cash mob" today from 12 to 4.

Chris and I stopped in for lunch.  Ernie greeted us with a big hug and a smile, clearly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community.  As he started to find us a seat, we saw museum volunteers Barb, Barb's sister, Bill and Judy across the room, so we pulled up an extra chair and sat with them.

The food was great, as always, and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and proving once again what a great place Canton is to live.

As we were leaving, Ernie asked us to pass along that he has hired an off-duty police officer for the last 4 hours of the day.  He will provide security, including walking people to their cars.  He wanted you all to know that he is doing everything he can to make sure his customers feel safe.

Taggart's has been around since 1926.  That's a long time!  Some of you may recall that I searched high and low for a historical photo to include in the book.  I never did find one, but Barb Abbott of Canton Food Tours graciously allowed me to use the following picture.  What represents Taggart's more than a row of yummy Bittners?

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