Located at Alabama and Mississippi Streets you will find a new Drive In Refreshment Service Station, something that has been long needed in Greenwood, and will be known as the Idle Hour Sandwich Inn.
Here you can drive up and be served in your car from the new building that has just been completed for that purpose, a building that is really very artistic in design and adds beauty to the location.
"We will serve the best drinks and all kind of sandwiches, specializing in barbecued meats, pork, beef and chicken. My reason for building this modern structure is that I know that the people of Greenwood will welcome it, as there is no place like it in Greenwood and few, if any in the state. Greenwood people want the best and that just what I intend to give them", said Mr. Crawley. At this point, the writer of this story was presented with one of his choice barbecued beef sandwiches and feels safe in saying that he has never had any better. You don't have to take our word for it, however, but just drive out there and try one for yourself. After so doing, we are sure that you will agree with us.
"We are also in a position to sell our barbecue meat by the pound, and this will be news to the housewife, for she can now serve hot meat on the table this summer without spending the afternoon and evening in her kitchen, and I am sure that if they try us they will be sure to return for more", continued Mr. Crawley.
Mr. Crawley is well known throughout the city and credit should be given him for this new undertaking. In the heat of the day or the cool of the evening, drive out and give them a call. They will be glad to greet you and give you the very best of service. They have a full line of ice-cold drinks on hand all the time.
From The Greenwood daily Commonwealth, April 18, 1927
After having been open for five months, during which time the popularity of this place has been increasing by leaps and bounds, John Crawley is now satisfied that the people of Greenwood, like most people the world over, want the best of everything, particularly in the line of food.
The great majority of the motoring public of Greenwood by this time, of course, knows where the Idle Hour Sandwich Inn is located. That is the name Mr. Crawley selected for his thoroughly modern, beautiful little refreshment station. It occupies the corner of Alabama and Mississippi Streets if you haven't yet driven out there. And is an added beauty to that section of the city. It is very artistic in design and unique in construction so it helps quite a bit in brightening up the neighborhood.
The only kind of service rendered is curb service, but this has been developed to a high degree of efficiency. A number of uniformed attendants devote their entire time to service and consequently there is never any delay for as soon as a car drives up, one of the waiters secure the order immediately, at the same time rendering this attention in a friendly and courteous manner.
As to the tempting and delicious sandwiches themselves, they are prepared by master artisans who have spent much time and thought to ways of making sandwiches, which have that hidden quality, express as "tasty". Mr. Crawley believes that his force, furnished with only the purest and freshest of ingredients that he selects personally, prepares the tastiest and most delicious sandwiches of anyone in Greenwood. Barbecued pork and beef sandwiches, chicken, lettuce-tomato-bacon, club, the various cheeses, and others too numerous to mention, are all made with equal skill and dispatch.
Anyone who has not paid the Idle Hour Sandwich Inn a visit will do well to drive in some evening and try one of their delicious sandwiches and service.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, May 16, 1927
Folbe's Tavern, on Mississippi and Alabama, is now open for business under the direction of Mr. And Mrs. H. Folbe, formerly of The Little Club.
The building, recently "Dewey's Place", has been reconditioned and redecorated throughout, presenting a most attractive setting in orange and green. The tavern consists of space for three pullman tables with benches, one larger table, and there are two private booths.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, March 30, 1937
Salvo Serio, manager, announces the opening of a Sandwich Shop at the location formerly known as Folbe's Tavern.
The new firm will open for business Monday afternoon at 4 P.M., and the general public is invited to inspect the establishment. All kinds of foods will be featured with specialties to be announced from time to time. The place has been thoroughly renovated and adds to Greenwood's good eating places.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, November 6, 1943