Jefferson Side-Street Restaurant in The Town (Location)

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Flem Snopes's Restaurant
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Office/store
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1194
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844
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Flem Snopes moves to Jefferson as the new owner of the "small back-alley restaurant" previously owned by V. K. Ratliff and Grover Cleveland Winbush. Although it is sometimes still referred to as "Ratliff's cafe" (131), he swapped his half to Flem in exchange for the Old Frenchman place at the end of The Hamlet. Both Flem and Eula work there for a while, but it isn't long before Flem acquires the other half from Winbush, and brings additional Snopeses in from Frenchman's Bend to run it. These new arrivals stay in turn in the "canvas tent behind the restaurant [where Flem] and his wife and baby" also lived at first (4). One of these is Eck Snopes, who "fries on the crusted grill the eggs and meat" until he is fired for admitting that he "dont know jest what this is" in the hamburger he's cooking, "but it aint no beef" (34).

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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