Veteran’s Cafe | Word of closure brings heartbreak, headaches

02/07/2013 8:24 PM

02/07/2013 8:25 PM

Many of us are still in shock and disbelief upon learning that the Veteran's Cafe' on Shine Ave. near Market Common must vacate the building in favor of another tenant.

Moving to Myrtle Beach around Christmastime, 2010, I soon discovered this gem among jewels. Not just another restaurant, this cafe' is more like a family of vets and civilians who love and respect the uncountable numbers of vets who entered its doors to share their friendship, memories and difficulties in life.

Having a psychology and masters degree in ministry, I can attest to the fact that the Veteran's Cafe' is a priceless asset to Myrtle Beach in providing a welcoming environment of great social benefit. And the museum all around the cafe' is a priceless journey back in history.

Even astronauts and 3-star generals have seen fit to honor Lou Mascherino and his staff by eating there. The ommunity should now “rally 'round the flag, boys” and support the relocation to a bigger and better haven of comradeship.

Lou, his staff and the Veteran's Cafe' have helped and supported too many people and organizations to let them down in their hour of need. As a four-time Myrtle Beach WWII Honor Flight guardian, I stand behind Lou and the Veteran's Cafe' 110 percent in wanting this valued asset to continue their dedication to our community.

Greg Lawson,

Myrtle Beach

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