Miller Soda Shoppe
Remember the good old days of burger shops with malts, checkered floors and red vinyl booths? Many people say the ‘good old days’ are gone, but not for the Miller Soda Shoppe. Located in the heart of downtown Oneonta, this is the ideal local gathering place for good food and great company. Owner Chuck Morrison opened the Soda Shoppe more than five years ago with a dream of livening up the downtown Oneonta community.
The Heart of a Small Business
Morrison has been a small business owner for more than 25 years, previously managing gift shops and restaurants. Most recently, he came across an empty space in downtown Oneonta that still had some of its original character. He decided to restore it and open an old-time soda shoppe. “I really wanted to help the downtown area,” says Morrison. “Since we opened more than five years ago, I have seen a very positive change in this town. People are starting to engage with small businesses and it has more of a small town feel now.”
The Soda Shoppe is a full restaurant, known for its chicken salad and daily specials. Open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Morrison says the Shoppe offers a more upscale menu that night, featuring steaks, shrimp and more.
“I have always wanted to own my own business,” says Morrison. “It’s very rewarding to be able to make independent decisions and accomplish the things I do as a small business owner.”
An Easy Choice for Banking
“WinSouth is a really convenient choice for my business banking,” says Morrison. “There are a couple of banks near the Soda Shoppe, but the customer service at WinSouth is always pleasant.”
Visit the Miller Soda Shoppe at 212 1st Ave. E., Oneonta, AL.