Court Square Cafe treats linemen to breakfast

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, June 27, 2023

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The Court Square Cafe hosted a free breakfast on June 21, treating electrical linemen who had been working tirelessly to clean up the damage from last week’s storms. Cafe owner, Patty Powell, shared that it was actually one of her regular customers who suggested the idea. 

Powell quickly put the idea in motion by sitting out a donation bowl in the cafe for the linemen. From all the generous donations, she was able to host the free breakfast two days later. 

“It feels great to be able to give back in this way,” said Powell. “A lot of these guys are my regular customers, they feel like family. As a community we must always remember when the workers are out risking their lives, we should give back and support them. It makes me emotional, because I appreciate each and every one of them and their services.”

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The Court Square Cafe has been in business for 27 years. Powell originally opened the business with her daughter Trish McCullough. They sold the business in December of 2015, but ended up buying the cafe back in April of 2018. 

Powell cheerfully handed out the warm breakfast biscuit sandwiches to a group of Pioneer Electric linemen that came in around 8 a.m. One of the linemen, Kevin Brogden, shared that because of the work needed to be done during an outage, they don’t always stop for food breaks. 

“It feels very encouraging that they take care of us in this way,” said Brogden. “When we are on a long work shift it is very helpful to have this free meal on the go. I want to give them all a big thank you.”

Veronica Mosley, a regular customer of the Court Square Cafe, had only great things to say about Powell and her staff, which includes her granddaughter Cody Rhodes. 

“They are truly good people. I love them all, and they are like my family,” shared Mosley. 

The Court Square Cafe is open Monday through Friday, serving breakfast from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m., and lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. They are closed at night and on the weekends. 

Powell said she hopes to be able to do more events like this in future to support our community, and invites everyone to come see them at the Court Square Cafe!

They are located in downtown Greenville at 608 East Commerce Street.