Legendary Shreveport Eatery Has Closed
Since the 1930's The Cotton Boll Grill has fed hungry Shreveporters breakfast and lunch with scratch made cooking. Now the iconic diner has closed it's doors and is up for sale.
Remembered for it's lunch specials of good down-home soul food and enormous breakfasts (they had the best pancakes I have ever eaten), the Cotton Boll had been a daily haunt for anyone who could have fit in the 30 seat diner. Lunch time was always buzzing in the restaurant with folks from the courthouse across the street from its Fairfield Avenue location. And if you didn't have time to sit down and eat, you could have just called ahead and picked it up through the drive-thru window.
It will be just another memory unless someone purchases the landmark.
According to a post to the Highland Restoration Association's Facebook page by Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Liz Swaine, the owner of the Cotton Boll, Leslie Henry-Mellor, is having to close the location due to her husband's medical issues. The family intends to move back to Arizona.
Swaine goes on to say:
The Cotton Boll business is now for sale...If you will PM me or HRA's Tom Arceneaux, we will send [the owner's information] to you. This is such an iconic location and famous name; it will be a great find for someone!
If you're in the market for a great location with a legendary name, help save The Cotton Boll!