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Frankly Speaking

May I Toot the Horn?

February 27, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at DFI and Downtown. A recent poll in the State Journal left me feeling like a number of Frankfort residents may not be aware of all that Downtown Frankfort Incorporated (DFI) is doing downtown.  When asked if DFI does an effective job promoting and improving downtown, 136 out of the 283 respondents said no. Another 37 said they “didn’t know.” As one who has now been on the DFI board for a little over a year I can vouch for the spirit and effort being expended behind the scenes on behalf of supporting and developing the downtown area. Because I have the good fortune to be able to share with the State Journal readers in writing...

Mexico Comes to Main Street

February 13, 2017

Pollo Bandido Spices Up Downtown. When we lived in Nashville there was one restaurant – only one – that my family wanted to go to whenever it was time to eat out.  Even though it was seventeen miles away from our house, the answer was always the same. “Lets go to Garcia’s.” So, imagine my surprise finding out that the owners of Pollo Bandido, the newest downtown eatery, are the same team behind Garcia’s in the Nashville area and the Garcia’s in Brighton Park here in Frankfort. I recently sat down with Juan Garcia and Roger Herrera to find out more about their new restaurant at 225 West Main Street downtown.  I discovered the ownership team also includes their fathers...