Nan’s Main Street Cafe to open Monday

Published 4:40 pm Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nan's Main Street Cafe will open for business Monday at 11 a.m.

Things can move quickly in the world of restaurants and just as fast as Pintoli’s seemed to close down shop on Main Street, a new eatery has emerged in its old location.

Nan’s Main Street Café will officially be open for business Monday morning and will bring with it a variety of culinary choices according to owner Kevin Sigler.

“It’s a little bit country, a little bit Cajun and a little bit seafood with a steak on top,” Sigler said.

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Although a grand opening is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25 Sigler said Nan’s will be open for regular business Monday.

“We’ll have daily lunch specials, all you can eat catfish and shrimp every night, all you can eat seafood platters on Friday and Saturday nights and backyard boils that will have shrimp, crab legs, seasonal crawfish Conecuh sausage, corn and potatoes,” Sigler said.  “For lunch, you come in and we’ll have three meats, ten sides that you choose two from, rolls or cornbread, salad and a drink for around $8.”

With only the weekend left before their first day of business Sigler said he and his staff, including around 20 newly hired employees as well as some family members, are working hard to give Nan’s an environment that reflects the changes the building has seen in Atmore over the years.

“We’re going to have pictures of the feed store that was on 31 back when it was jammed up with traffic,” he said. “We’re going to do t-shirts with old pictures from around town and we’ll have pictures of Mr. Carney and people like that.”

In addition to improvements to the building and a new look Sigler said he will also be brining jobs, quality food and great service to a town he has been a part of for years.

“I started coming here back when I was about 12 years old,” Sigler said. “In 1994 I came here for a two-week vacation and I’ve been here ever since pretty much.”

Sigler said many of his early years in Atmore were spent with his older sister, Nancy Pittman, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010 and is the his new restaurant’s namesake.

“With her being almost like a second mother, we decided to do a tribute to her,” he said.

But the owners of Nan’s are not honoring Nancy’s memory in name alone. Siglar said the new café will have a specific dish on their menu designated by a pink ribbon with all of the proceeds from its sale going to the Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile, the hospital where Nancy was treated.

Sigler said the restaurant will also be involved with Atmore’s Relay for Life and any other cancer treatment charities they can find.

“Anything to do with cancer, we’re with it 110 percent,” he said.

Nan’s Main Street Café will open Monday at 11 a.m. with regular business hours being, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.