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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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American Legion Post Looking for New Venue After Leaving Mall


Last updated 7/30/2019 at 4:16pm

American Legion Post Area 71 Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Mall

American Legion Post 71 is once again looking for a new home. The post closed its Area 71 Restaurant and Bar at Eagle Ridge Mall in June after six months of operation.

Past Commander Andy Anderson said the mall operation was successful until Area 71 began experiencing problems with its air conditioning and sewer system. The final blow came after a refrigerator breakdown caused the post to lose about $1,500 in food.

"When the people don't come, when the mall itself is hot, it's difficult," Anderson said.

Anderson said the mall management tried to be supportive but the issues just couldn't...

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