Terica Bobo has set up a gofundme page
to save the Gay Hawk Restaurant, which is need of expensive repairs.
Terica inherited the restaurant from her father, Louis, who passed away in April. She lists some $30,000 in repairs, including roofing and bathroom updates.
Terica says continuing the restaurant is important. "It's my father's legacy," she says.
The Gay Hawk is a much loved soul food place on Danny Thomas. Among the notable guests over the years: Magic Johnson, Rufus Thomas, and Jesse Jackson.
From the gofundme page:
Mr Bobo turned the Gay Hawk into a meeting place for old friends, a citywide catering hub, and a Memphis Legend for community and comfort food. Mr Bobo served the Memphis community for over 50 years and in 2012, he passed the restaurant on to his daughter, Terica Bobo, who now operates the facility, working hard to keep this cherished Memphis landmark alive.
Louis Bobo bought the restaurant in 1963.
Gay Hawk, 685 S Danny Thomas (947-1464)