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Hughes & Coleman Hometown Hero: Connie Blair

Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 6:19 PM CST
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This week’s Hometown Hero is brought to you by Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -” She is just one of those people that if you have a bad day no matter what it is --if you come in that door it was always “Hi Rodge.” It didn’t make any difference in what type of day she was having or you were having it just helped, and that to me is a hero.” Roger Ruble, a customer.

Connie Blair owns a small restaurant off of Russellville Road and has made a lasting impact on Bowling Green through the years. One long time friend of Connie’s, who once served up breakfast with her at Teresa’s said she can count on her for anything.

“I come in here as often as I can--not as often as I would like but as often as I can and she has just been a sweetheart. I mean if I call her in the middle of the night and say Connie I need-- in the middle of the night, she would be there no questions asked. She is dedicated to her customers she is dedicated to her family. It has been really rough on her to try and stay open and she has walked up walls to keep the doors open,” said Cathy Lora, a long-time friend.

Con-Cons is open for 50% capacity for indoor eating now but throughout the pandemic, Connie had to adapt by adding a walk-up and a pick-up window. Most recently she added a tent for customers to eat outside.

“She gives 110% every day and just the care that she has for her customers and her employees. By far she is the best boss I have ever had and I mean it is a great place to work and she cares so much about all of us and it is just like family here and we love our customers and we love to come to work,” said Jennifer Buckingham, employee.

Although she has faced challenges her customers have continued to support her throughout the pandemic which has meant the world to Connie.

“I am completely overwhelmed with all the faithful customers that I have.. a lot of them are older and are staying in and I understand that and I have gained so much new business with the pickup window and the walk-up window and just adapted in a way I would have never dreamed would happen for me,” said Connie Blair, Hometown Hero.

Con-Cons has been open for 11 years before opening her own place Connie worked at her sister’s restaurant “Teresa’s” and her other Sister Melissa owns Melissa’s Country Cafe in Rockfield.

For her continuous efforts to work through a pandemic and keep her local business doors open we honor Connie Blair as this week’s Hughes & Coleman Hometown Hero.

“It brought tears to my eyes that someone recognized so much what I have done to stay afloat,” added Blair.

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