Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Plans for the Whistle Stop Cafe seem to be on track for a relocation from their current Cobb Pky location on Sat. August 1st.

The restaurant will close 2 weeks before the move in order to complete the relocation, which includes the trademark train.

The new location downtown is the old Wachovia Bank building, outdoor seating will be featured and the vault area will be used for office space and storage.  The indoor area available for customer dining will be slightly smaller than at their existing location.

The former Whistle Stop location on Old Main Street, next to Wildman's, remains boarded up and unused since the fire there several years ago.

I assume this restaurant will open soon, it looks like they ran out of room to hang banners!


"ON A ROLL" Gourmet Sandwich Shop To Open Soon Downtown Kennesaw

You might recall the downtown Kennesaw restaurant "The Boxcar Cafe"  and "T J Bryans" http://theboxcarcafe.blogspot.com/, both run by the same people (Natasha, Marie and T J Bryan) at 2893 N. Main Street, just across the parking lot from the Library.

Unfortunately it failed both times, but now after being empty for some time a new gourmet sandwich shop is about to open in the same location.

It is called "On A Roll" and the owner is Anthony Valvo.  I note that there is an Allstate Insurance Agent of this name and also there is a man by that name on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/anthony.valvo.5/about

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


As of 1/19/15 the shop is cleared out except for some restaurant type items seen on the sideboard.  It is possible that a sandwich shop will be going in shortly.


Area residents will recall that while TJ's was open, 5/24/11 to 10/5/12, it was a continuation of the already closed Boxcar Cheesecake Cafe, with the same staff.  

Since then the property has been vacant for much of the time, the exception being for a rental for 12 months to "1 Little Meal Inc":  see - https://www.facebook.com/pages/1-Little-Meal-Inc/162283587267381

With ongoing construction downtown the prospects for rental increase a bit.  See:   http://downtownkennesaw.blogspot.com/



T J Bryan's is now gone.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

From T J's Facebook Page:

We are all done here.

We want to thank all of you for coming in week after week, and making our job more enjoyable.

Starting next Monday, we will begin searching for a new home. We will also try to stay as close as possible to our old location. 

 We will post an update soon.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Info from the Kennesaw Watch

FYI: T.J. Bryan's will be closing their present location on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw, on Friday, October 5, 2012. They will be open for Lunch, Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. up until the last day they are open for business.

But, the good news is that Bryan and the staff are not leaving the area. There are plans for a larger restaurant, with more parking, a more extensive menu, and possibly adult beverages served. We will miss TJ Bryans, however as one door closes, another door will be opening sometime next year.
The Kennesaw Watch will post more details in the future. Good luck Bryan!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

T J Bryan's will close

Info updated above:

T. J. Bryan's restaurant has renewed its lease on a temporary basis through 12/31/12 and will close then.  The restaurant is looking for a new Kennesaw location with better parking and a larger kitchen area. 

T. J.'s opened Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The old Boxcar Cafe closed down June 13, 2010.


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Current Hours FYI:
8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 6 days a week.

  In addition to items on the below menu they now have great hamburgers and a good selection of deserts. 

T. J. Bryan's Restaurant opened Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The old Boxcar Cafe closed down June 13, 2010. 

For further info take a look at:  http://www.tjbryans.com/ and also http://www.facebook.com/pages/TJ-Bryans/119401714782217



T.J. Bryan's Restaurant has the same staff as the 'old' Boxcar Cheesecake Cafe: Marie, Natasha and T.J. The name has changed, the interior has been tweeked but it is business as usual. Located in downtown Kennesaw just 75 ft from the Kennesaw Library.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

T. J. Bryan's Restaurant is just a short 2 block walk from the museum and City Hall. Just across the parking lot from the Kennesaw library. Open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7 days a week in downtown Kennesaw, Georgia.

Located on the NW side of the corner of Lewis and Main Streets.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

T. J. Bryan's Restaurant opened Tuesday, May 24, 2011. There are 8 booths and one table inside, also patio seating outside with 5 tables.

FYI: Below is the menu. For the moment there is no fryer but one is on order with french fries to be added to the list of side items.

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.

Info at: http://www.tjbryans.com/

and also at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TJ-Bryans/119401714782217

email inquiries to: info@tjbryans.com




T. J. Bryan's Cafe is opening in the old Boxcar site.

A bit over 9 months have passed and a new restaurant is opening in the old Boxcar Cafe site. It isn't a good time to be opening a new restaurant and this particular site has gone through quite a few restaurants. Hope they make it!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Boxcar Cafe Has Closed

The Boxcar Cafe closed down
June 13, 2010.

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