Out There Somewhere

"Out There...Somewhere": Sandwich City has its place in history

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) - The sign is still above the door, but to the grief of many, Sandwich City is no more.

"I really was grief stricken. I sat out there where we had our picnic tables...just sat there for days. I was mesmerized with the idea that there is no longer a Sandwich City," said Nan Connell. 

For 45 years, Sandwich City was Augusta's gathering place for the politically inclined. The late owner Jack Connell was also politically inclined, serving in the Georgia Legislature for years.

The customers are now gone from Sandwich City, but the menu is still on the wall, and those iconic pictures that customers over the years looked at and enjoyed.  

"Memories, oh my gosh history took place here," said Nan.

All of this is Augusta history. If these walls could talk, they could tell a story. It all belongs in a museum and you won't get an argument there.

This Sandwich City sign that hung outside is already in the possession of the Augusta Museum of history, and the museum is looking at more more Sandwich City stuff, as well.

"There's a lot of political memorabilia, ephemera we could look at when Sandwich City was incorporated all those kinds of things," said Nancy Glaser Executive Director of the Augusta  Museum of History.

The museum already has a Dukes restaurants sign, Greens and one from Sixth and Watkins.

"Love signs. I wish I had bigger spaces to put those kind of signs," said Glaser. 

 Sandwich City will always have its place in history, in Augusta George Eskola WJBF NewsChannel 6.


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