After 50 Years As A BBQ Diner, Slim's Frenchtown Mercantile Is Now A Charming Shop In Kentucky
By Andrea Limke|Published November 03, 2019
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
There has likely been a time when you’ve driven past a former restaurant or hangout spot that has since been turned into something quite different, or even worse, has been torn down. This happens all over Kentucky as time marches on, but there are many people in our state who work hard to find a new life for these once-loved destinations. In the lovely city of Paducah, you’ll find a local shop in Kentucky that has been transformed into something new, but still holds on to every bit of its charming past. After decades of operating as a BBQ diner, Slim’s Frenchtown Mercantile is now open and is a must-see spot in Paducah.
Slim’s Frenchtown Mercantile is a local shop in Kentucky that has been brought back to life, while narrowly avoiding being gone forever. Thanks to a Paducah family who obviously has a passion for saving these historic buildings, the city and anyone who visits has yet another place to browse and shop for unique and memorable items. Have you been to the Frenchtown area of Paducah? Did you eat a BBQ sandwich at Slim’s? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments!