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November 8, 2012

Ladies’ event raises funds, salutes Sadler’s

JACKSONVILLE —

Sadler's is going out with a bang.

Owner Rob Gowin will throw open Sadler's doors tonight to host the 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out, but at the end of the evening the beloved restaurant will close its doors, ending a chapter of the restaurant's history in its iconic location.

"There's a little sadness in leaving that fabulous building," said Gowin, who has operated Sadler's  in its prime spot in the historic Landmark building for about two and a half years. "But life will go on."

The Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was the first federal building in Cherokee County. It was built in 1933 and now has 20,000 square feet of space. It served as the town's post office for decades before its transformation into the Landmark Hotel.

In Sadler's case, history will repeat itself as Gowin moves Sadler's Kitchen to another historic location – the old city jail building and former police department at 100 South Bonner St.

"I love the new spot, too," Gowin said. "It will work well for both of my businesses."

Sadler's Kitchen will join Gowin's other venture, DJ's College Avenue Smoke House, in the new location.

The new Sadler's will tentatively open Nov. 15, Gowin hopes, but in the meantime, he'll send off the Landmark in style.

The Ladies Night Out event is a "fun night for the ladies," Gowin said.

From 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, join other area women for a night of Sadler's appetizers, beverages and famous pies while you get ahead start on your Christmas list and listen to live music by Levi Kitchens.

"Support your local community," event chairwoman Casey Bevel has emphasized.

The $5 donation at the door benefits the 2013 Jacksonville High School Project Graduation. All the vendors donate a portion of their proceeds to the organization as well, Bevel said.

Last year, about 275 area women kicked off the holiday season at the event and this year Bevel hopes to see at least 300 ladies and their friends attend.

"(This is) a great way to send off Sadler's at the Landmark and enjoy a night for yourself," Bevel said. "There will be lots of Christmas shopping with local boutiques, handmade beautiful crafts, home decor, jewelry and much much more."

Jacksonville resident Jennifer Cook, manager of Adams Cherokee Storage,  champions the event as a great time and a great community project.

"It is an excuse to get together with my girlfriends, support local business while donating to Project Graduation and enjoying yummy food in an awesome atmosphere," she said. "Plus there is a band! It's all geared toward us ladies and just in time for Christmas shopping. Much appreciation to Rob and Casey.

"I have so many good friends that own businesses in this town and they are all great people and I love to see when a town does events for their own and it helps everyone," Cook continued. "I have the utmost respect for Rob Gowin; he could be making money hand over fist anywhere else and he choose to come back here and continue his family's

legacy."

 

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