Mar. 25, 2022

Thomas Cafe'

Catherine Wakim Thomas (1908-1990), smiles for the camera at the lunch counter at Thomas Café in Georgetown. Thomas first opened the café with her husband, Escie or E.C. as he was better known, in 1932. After his death in 1958, Catherine continued to run the café, with the help of her son, Pete and daughter, Louise. The Thomas family ran the café until 1985. The name lives on, however, as all subsequent owners have continued to call the café by its beloved name. by Connie Jayroe-Owens