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Families behind return of Mel’s Diner and Doughbellys are given MBJs highest honor

In any business you figure on periods of slow sales, rising costs and tight credit. But you never expect to be in the path of the strongest tornado to strike your state in nearly half a century and see all you have worked for left in ruins. Cutting your losses and walking away has to […] [...]

2011 MBJ BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR: SURVIVING THE STORM

In our inaugural Businessperson of the Year award, we are honoring the grit and guile of two Smithville small business ownerships, who stared down a community-destroying EF-5 tornado. Theirs, along with all but two businesses, were destroyed last April. But Phillip and Tiffany Lockhart of Doughbellys Pizzeria and Bobby and Melanie Edwards of Mel’s Diner […] [...]

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