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Pappy's Reopens Under New Ownership

A longtime restaurant in Springfield has reopened.  Pappy’s Place BBQ was sold in November.  The new owners closed the business for a time, but the restaurant on N. Main re-opened Wednesday.

The building it’s housed in was built in 1903 and was first Frank Plummer’s grocery.  It was a shoe repair business for a time.  In 1926, George and Mary Bills opened a café there to serve family members and staff at St. John’s Hospital to the north.  It became known as Pappy’s Place in 1971.