Wednesday, December 1, 2021

‘That’s the best way to fail, giving it your all’

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A restaurant in Augusta not too long ago needed to shut its doorways. Shemp and Petey’s Bistro not too long ago opened solely three months in the past on Washington Highway. The homeowners say they don’t remorse something and they’d do it over again.

“It was late June finish of June, round June nineteenth, June twentieth we opened up,” stated Kenneth Barnes, Shemp and Petey’s Bistro proprietor.

All that’s left of Shemp and Petey’s Bistro is an indication, “We really shut the doorways August thirtieth.” And now an empty constructing.

“I don’t need individuals to assume we’re discouraged, nowhere close to that. Like I stated, take a punch within the intestine, stand again, breath and it’s like what did we be taught,” he stated.

Barnes says it could have been a brief trip, however general it was a humbling expertise having the ability to open up a restaurant and feed individuals locally they name dwelling.

“There’s loads of horror tales on the market. We don’t contemplate our story a horror story, this can be a very, very nice studying expertise for us,” he stated.

So let’s again as much as how it began and the way Shemp and Petey’s obtained its identify earlier than having to shut its doorways. The story behind the identify would possibly simply be acquainted to many individuals.

“Began studying a narrative about Shemp Howard and I used to be like that’s a fairly fascinating story. So then I began totally different footage and I forgot that the Three Stooges and the Little Rascals had been on the identical film lot. So low and behold I see an image of Shemp Howard and Petey the canine was standing subsequent to him. I used to be like have a look at that Shemp and Petey and I used to be like oh that’s it,” he stated.

And that spark is one thing each Barnes and his daughter say they may always remember. Properly kind of.

“Whether or not return into the restaurant enterprise, which I gotta admit. (laughs) It was enjoyable, it was loads of enjoyable,” he stated.

Additionally hoping to encourage others to maintain going and by no means quit.

“If you’re terrified of failing, I say don’t be as a result of it’s like even when you fail, ask your self did you strive? Did you give it your all? In case you say sure to any of that, then I say actually for my part that’s one of the simplest ways to fail; giving it your all and never stopping,” stated Kameron Barnes, co-owner.

As you heard Barnes and his daughter snicker about, they are saying they could or could not get again into the restaurant enterprise, however they could take the enterprise in one other course and hold the identify.

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