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Olde Country Buffet, 1211 Sunset Boulevard: September 2023   4 comments

Posted at 11:41 pm in closing




This restaurant storefront near New Brookland Baptist has been a number of home-cooking themed operations over the years, most recently previous to this I believe it was JackSon's Southern Kitchen.

Olde Country Buffet moved here from the former Happy China location in the Food Lion plaza further down sunset. That was written up here, as was the August 2022 Grand Opening here.

Then in October of 2023, the Lexington Chronicle noted that the restaurant appeared to have been closed for at least a month.

And finally, it appears that the owner got into some legal trouble over taxes and was arrested as detailed here, though the restaurant was closed well before that happened.

(Hat tip to commenter Matt)

Written by ted on December 28th, 2023

4 Responses to 'Olde Country Buffet, 1211 Sunset Boulevard: September 2023'

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  1. Lexington Chronicle reports the man arrested was one Donald Herbert Prevette. I was pretty sure I recognized that name. Evidently, he's made quite a career of breaking the law and leaving people holding the bag.

    In fact, he's the same person who, in the closing for Wata Wing on this site ( ) inspired such strong emotions, Ted had to shut down the comments.

    My question is: when you've got an established record of shady business dealings, debts and legal infractions (to put it nicely), *HOW* in the 99 names of SpongeBob, do you get a business license again for anything?!? Ray Charles could've seen this coming, in his current condition.

    Moreover, how do you "operate without a license"? It's not like a restaurant magically appears overnight and is in business the next day, with no one *coughDHECcough* noticing.

    I'm glad the law caught up with him, finally.

    Lone Wolf

    30 Dec 23 at 11:06 am

  2. Lord have mercy. Prevette has made a lifetime career of con jobs including getting arrested a few years back for defrauding a private school in Columbia. Hopefully these tax evasion charges will send him up the river for good.


    13 Jan 24 at 2:26 pm

  3. This location never even opened. Drive by it every day and was wondering when it would open but never did. Must have caught him beforehand.


    13 Jan 24 at 9:52 pm

  4. It actually was open for a couple of months. I ate there once. Small, overpriced buffet. Food was tasteless. it would not have survived even without the owners issues.


    14 Jan 24 at 8:36 am

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