This letter is to all members of the Sealy EDC, and to welcome the new director, Robert Worley. We want to officially send our sincere “thank you” out to all of you for working with us towards the approval of the grant that helped us renovate the “Old City Café” building at 203 Fowlkes Street, in the old downtown district of Sealy. The grant funds helped reimburse some of the costs of “fixing” the original neon signage and pole that has stood on the curb on Folkes Street since the early 1940s.
The second part of the grant was put to very good use to help replace all the electrical and plumbing. We now have a clean kitchen and bar area with two restrooms!
I also want to acknowledge board member, Brian Lapham, who helped follow up and followed through with us after Kim Meloneck retired as EDC Director. Our new City Manager Lloyd Merrell and his wife Marsha have also been very supportive and encouraging in offering ideas to help my new business succeed.
We have received many appreciative comments from the locals that grew up in Sealy! They have shared many fond memories of the old café originally built by Jack Hillbolt in 1928. We have been open for business since July 2018.
My father, his parents and grandparents grew up here. I hope we made them proud.
Because we are listening to our patrons, we are now serving breakfast sandwiches, soup, salad and sandwiches for lunch options along with our famous strudels and other desserts. Everyone enjoys sitting at the original bar with the 15 barstools.
Annette & Steven Smith