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Barrett's Brick Cafe opens in historic Fitzgibbons building
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Photo supplied Attending the ribbon cutting for Barretts Brick Cafe are, front from left, Steve Jacobson, Monroe Chamber Board; Bryan Rach, past president of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Barrett Allman and Lisa Allman, owners of Barretts Brick Caf; Barb Nelson, Monroe Main Street executive director; Mike Gunner Furgal, Green County Board of Supervisor; second row, Tom Purdy, treasurer of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Dr. David Riese, chairman of the Monroe Main Street Board of Directors; Jan Lefevre, Monroe City Alderman; Tom Rowe, Woodford State Bank; Rex Ewald, City of Monroes attorney and building owner; John Glynn, Green County Board of Supervisors; and Monroe Mayor Ron Marsh.
MONROE - Housed in a building that was once known as the Fitzgibbons Building, home to a well-known factory for horse-drawn carriages and wagons, is Barrett's Brick Café. The original building has withstood three fires over the years, being rebuilt each time by its original owners, brothers James and Morris Fitzgibbons. After being sold in 1948, the building housed a garden and sporting goods center for many years.

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