Milledgeville Eatery Celebrates 20 Years of Business | News
The Brick in downtown Milledgeville turned 20 this week.
85-year-old Eddie Collins was one of The Brick's original customers since it first opened in 1993.
"I've always loved the pizza," Collins said.
But it's changed a lot since then.
"It was smaller. Same length, but smaller. It didn't have the space next door. In evening, it was full of college kids. It was fun," said Collins.
The Brick has been celebrating by offering customers different specials all week.
On Thursday, in honor of "Throwback Thursday," The Brick cooked up its original menu, from 1993.
That meant sandwiches with names like The Hoosier Daddy, a roast beef, turkey, ham, and American cheese sandwich.
The menu even had original prices.
"You're talking $3.95 or $4.50 for a sandwich, pickle and chips," Frank Pendergast, the owner, told 13WMAZ.
Pendergast opened the restaurant shortly after graduating college at age 23.
The local eatery got so popular that it eventually expanded into its current location on W. Hancock Street.
After 20 years in business, he says the celebration is less about him and more about the community that built the foundation for The Brick together.
"This is really a celebration of Milledgeville, a celebration of our customers that have made us a success for all these years, and it's our way of saying thanks," Pendergast said.
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