Unveiling of Trailblazer Street Sign “Mattie King Holt Way” Will be Followed by Free Community Thank You Event April 27
On Saturday, April 27 City officials will honor long-time restaurateur, Mattie King Holt, by unveiling a Trailblazer Street Sign titled: Mattie King Holt Way. The Trailblazer Street Sign ceremony is scheduled for 1p.m. at the corner of Fillmore Avenue and East Utica Street, where the sign will be permanently mounted.
Mattie has operated Mattie’s Restaurant for more than 50 years, making it the longest standing anchor business in the Fillmore Business District. Over the years, Mattie has served dignitaries and celebrities from all walks of life, including high-ranking politicians, celebrated athletes, actors, etc. However, Mattie’s greatest joy has been serving the average, everyday folks from the community who continue to support the restaurant. Moreover, she has always taken pride in providing training and employment opportunities for members of the community, particularly young folks, many of whom have gone on to successful careers.
After the Trailblazer ceremony, Mattie’s Restaurant will sponsor a special event as a way to thank the community for supporting the business for more than half a century. The community is invited to visit Mattie’s Restaurant tent (located across from the restaurant), where free hot dogs will be served from 2 – 4 p.m. Please join us!