Ann’s Snack Bar, the Kirkwood home of the “World Famous Ghetto Burger,” might not be around much longer — at least not with Ann herself.
Ann Price, known to her customers and the world at large as “Miss Ann,” told Buzz on Monday that she’s ready to sell after 37 years of hand-shaping patties for hungry customers.
“You got a buyer?” she shot into the phone.
Miss Ann won’t be locking the doors just yet. She plans to talk with a real estate agent in a couple weeks, and doesn’t yet know the price, but wants it on the market at the end of the month. It’s not clear if the restaurant will remain open once it’s out of Miss Ann’s hands.
“I don’t care what they do with it,” Miss Ann said of the building at 1615 Memorial Drive. “Once they pay me for it, they can do whatever the want with it.”
That news will be hard to swallow for regulars who got comfortable on the bar stools at Ann’s. It was already a local institution when its “World Famous Ghetto Burger,” was named the best burger in America in a Wall Street Journal story two years ago. The crowds have been flowing even steadier since then.
So why now? “I’m tired. Isn’t that a good enough reason?”
What next? “Sleep. I’m planning to sleep when I leave here.”
Miss Ann did say she’ll stay in Atlanta, but didn’t elaborate: “I can’t talk now. I’ve got customers.”
Miley’s movie comes to Georgia — with a casting director
The new Miley Cyrus movie, “The Last Song,” is expected to start filming in Savannah next month, a late venue change from Wilmington, N.C. You know what that means? Lots of excited tweens. And now that the film is looking for extras and experienced actors, lots of excited tweens with stars in their eyes.
“The Last Song,” a story about a teen forced to spend a summer away from home, is scheduled to film in Savannah from June 15 to Aug. 19. The movie and book were written by author Nicholas Sparks.
The Savannah Film Office has been bombarded with calls and questions about the movie since it announced in April that it would film in Georgia, but that’s quieting down now that “The Last Song” set up a local production office.
Want a shot at being in Miley’s movie? Call “The Last Song” production office at 912-232-1411, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Extras should submit pictures and contact information to email@example.com. Experienced local actors can submit headshots and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for updates at www.savannahfilm.org.
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Contributing: Nedra Rhone, News services.
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