July Benny Havens Hour — A GRAND Success

Last Friday, 27 July, a sturdy cohort of graduates young and old met for companionship and alcoholic beverage consumption (in moderation, of course) at the Grand restaurant, a new eatery at 1621 Main in downtown Columbia.  The Grand sits in the space previously occupied by the old Army-Navy store.

Hearty souls in attendance included Pat and Ann Canary (’62), Jim and Kelly Morris (’77), Mike Salas (’14), Jerrod Fussnecker (’04), Jack Poole (’87), and your wordsmith (sorry if I left out anyone’s name–I left early.  The approach of old age continues relentlessly).

And what a place is the Grand.  A beautiful bar area, a dining room, and, get this: a 7 lane bowling alley in the back.  And the lanes are available if you wish to roll a game or two.

The menu is loaded with appealing appetizers and entrees and features seafood dishes (salmon, shrimp, tuna) in abundance.   When you go, prepare to have a great time, but don’t leave home with a light wallet.  Yes, it is a little pricey.  But you’re not going there every night.

There will be no BH hour for August as we will be meeting with the West Point Parents Club of South Carolina to stuff boodle boxes and watch the Army Black Knights beat Duke Blue Devils. Details will available here and on our Facebook page. Make sure to RSVP by August 17th so we can get a good head count!

Your humble scribe,
Chris Timmers ’71
Decades Liaison for 70s