Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated to Host Ribbon-Cutting at Bootleggers Café in Franklin County, Va.

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The event will celebrate the newly renovated Coca-Cola sign located at the restaurant in Historic Downtown Rocky Mount.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., July 9 to celebrate the newly renovated Coca-Cola sign at Bootleggers Café in Rocky Mount.

We are grateful to Coca-Cola for funding the restoration of the sign. Coca-Cola has had a long and proud history in Rocky Mount and we are working hard to bring Bootleggers Café to life and add another proud contribution to the Rocky Mount community.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., July 9 to celebrate the newly renovated Coca-Cola sign along the soon-to-open Bootleggers Café, located at 467 Franklin Street in downtown Rocky Mount.

“Coca-Cola has been a part of American life for more than 128 years. Some of the earliest advertising were wall murals painted on sides of buildings throughout the rural South,” said Lauren C. Steele, senior vice president, corporate affairs, Coca-Cola Consolidated. “We have identified and refurbished more than a dozen signs over the last few years in partnerships with towns and communities wanting to revitalize their downtowns. We are excited about the restored sign in Rocky Mount and look forward to a great partnership with the Bootleggers Café.”

Bryan Hochstein, owner of Bootleggers Café, is excited about the project and also about joining local efforts to bring attention to downtown Rocky Mount.

“We are very excited to be a part of the revitalization of Historic Downtown Rocky Mount,” he said. “We are grateful to Coca-Cola for funding the restoration of the sign. Coca-Cola has had a long and proud history in Rocky Mount and we are working hard to bring Bootleggers Café to life and add another proud contribution to the Rocky Mount community.”

Though the restaurant won’t officially open until late July, the public will be able to see the progress made so far. Coca-Cola products will be available and attendees also will have the opportunity to sample a variety of barbeque sliders from the Bootleggers’ menu. Related event coupons offering free samples will be featured in the July 2nd and July 4th editions of the Franklin News-Post.

In addition, the Harvester Performance Center, which is located across the street, will offer a live, lunchtime music set to add to the celebration. The public is encouraged to visit the facility, which opened in April, and enjoy performances by local musicians.

For more information about Bootleggers Café, visit http://www.facebook.com/bootleggerscafe, email info(at)bootleggerscafe(dot)com or call (844) 444-BOOT(2668).

For more information about Franklin County events, visit http://www.VisitFranklinCountyVa.org or contact Tarah Holland at (540) 483-3040 or tarahholland(at)franklincountyva(dot)org.

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