They go by a variety of names, depending on whose wife, son or daughter is doing the kidding at the time.
But at Blount Today, we call them The Committee. The group of friends who always started their morning with coffee and conversation at the old Atlanta Bread Company in Springbrook Center had been drifting without a home since the restaurant closed in June.
In early January, The Committee invaded Look Rock Bakery and Pizzeria, which has recently opened in the old Atlanta Bread space, a few days before their official opening. Owner Andy Conatser let the group in and got their advice as they prepared coffees and breakfast food.
The Committee responded by claiming their traditional table each morning and sent the new owner a floral arrangement to welcome him and some familiar faces from the previous restaurant back “home” to Springbrook.
Pictured are, from left, front row, L.V. Cox, Carol Carver, Amy Howe, Susan Mohr and Lon Herzbrun; from left, back row, Buddy Allen, Bo Henry, Bob Henry, Robert Russell, John Stein, owner Andy Conatser and Lynn Kidd.