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2490-2496 Rivermont Ave




Property Name:
T.C. Trotter's Restaurant

Date Built:

C.H; Hinnart



Style & Architectural Description:
Colonial Revival. 1-story, 6-bay-wide, 7-bay deep brick commercial building with a stepped parapet on front facade. Building has wide classical entablature below a tiled pent roof and corners are marked by 2 fluted pilasters and 3 brick pilasters. West facade has arched windows alternating with pilasters.

1927-1944 Unknown 1944-1954 A. Finder Binder 1954-1977 John T. & William Lile Rucker 1977-1979 David Dillard & Rosalie Dillard 1979-Present Rivermont Company (from city directories until 2014) 2490:: 1912-1916: A.C. Cheatham Clothing Co.; 1917-1927: The Randolph Apartments; 1928: The Bandbok ladie's ready to wear; 1929: vacant; 1930-1933: The Wyatt Shoppe Variety Store/Antiques; 1935-1938: The Rivermont Beauty Salon; 1939: DeLanceyo Ice Cream Stores; 1940-1947: vacant; 1948: Wanettes Ice Cream; 1949-1952: Snack Bar; 1953: vacant; 1954-1955: Coates Dry Cleaning & Laundry; 1956-1958: vacant; 1959-1965: Polly Niceley Hair Stylist; 1966-1983: Elsie's Beauty Salon; 1984-1985: Pizazz Clothing Retail; 1986: Reflections Gift Shop; 1987: vacant; 1988-1991: Samanda's Too Clothing retail; 1992: Mickey's Mine gift shop; 1993: The Required Shirts & Shoes; 1994-1998: Billy Shears on the Avenue; 1999-2000: not listed; 2001-2005: Billy Shears on the Avenue; 2005: Karma Korner; 2006-2009: not listed; 2010-2014: residence

Anecdotal Information:
Billy Shears Hair Salon now occupies 2490. Currently, Avenue Foods Catering is located at 2492. The A&P Grocery store and College Pharmacy occupied 2494-2496. Well into the 2000s, the corner of Rivermont and Norfolk was the location of TC Trotters restaurant and Shad's bar. It currently is the home of Mangia restaurant. Rivermont Pizza is located in the same building with an entrance on Norfolk, although it shares the same  address as Mangia (2496 Rivermont).

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