Josie’s

Josie's

Profile

Located:
Hopewell

Books

Appeared In:
Running with the Demon

Mentioned In:
A Knight of the Word
Angel Fire East

Josie’s was owned by Josie Jackson.

Description

Windows ran the length of both front walls, the windows were lined with booths – red leather 50s style banquettes re-upholstered and re-stitched. Further in there was a L shaped counter with stools, and there was a scattering of tables in between.1Running with the Demon – p 39

Fresh baked goods were displayed in a glass case at the end of the counter. Coffee, espresso, hot chocolate, tea and soft drinks were also sold. Breakfast was sold at any time, and lunch was available until three when the kitchen closed. Takeaway was also available. Josie’s had the best daytime food in town and most people went there at least once or twice a week.2Running with the Demon – p 39

Alternate Appearance

Before arriving in Hopewell, John Ross dreamt of what the town may appear like in the future. The sign still hung over the entryway, but the enamel was faded and broken. The furniture and pastry cases were all smashed, the cookware broken and the leather banquettes shredded. Dust covered the counter top and rubbish was strewn all over the ruined floor with weeds poking out between the tiles.3Running with the Demon – p 2

History

Josie’s was a bake shop and restaurant.4Angel Fire East – p 23

Located on the corner of Second Avenue and Third Street, across from the liquor store, bank parking lot and Hays Insurance.5Running with the Demon – p 39

Robert Freemark and the rest of the union crowd were there every day.6Robert Freemark, Al Garcia, Mel Riorden, Derry Howe, Richie Stoudt, Penny Williamson, Mike Michaelson, Junior Elway and one or two others formed the Union Crowd. They would gather at Josie’s each day. Prior to the strike only the retired ones came in daily.7Running with the Demon – p 40