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Prentiss landmark gone

The Prentiss Headlight—Emmett Smith’s Market early Monday morning before demolition began.

The Prentiss Headlight—Emmett Smith’s Market early Monday morning before demolition began.

The building that was once Smith’s Market, affectionately known as Emmett’s, was torn down Monday.

According to Diane Smith Daughdrill, the building was originally Bush’s Restaurant, later becoming City Cafe.

City Cafe was owned at the time by the Reese Polk.

Emmett Smith bought the cafe in 1963 and turned it into a meat market.

Emmett’s officially closed its doors July 3, 2008.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—Demolition of Emmett's Market was almost complete as of Tuesday morning.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—Demolition of Emmett’s Market was almost complete as of Tuesday morning.