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Fanny Goldmine Diner
Coming soon to Russell Crossroads, USA
If you have visited Russell Crossroads lately, you may have noticed we are breaking ground, and there’s yellow equipment near the entrance. We’re thrilled to announce that construction of the newest addition to the Lake Martin community, Fanny Goldmine Diner, is now underway.
The diner’s name is derived from the nearby Fanny Goldmine Hill. According to The Alabama Review in January 1957, “This section of land belonged to the widow of an American Indian, and although the name implies that it was a mining property, it was not. The woman was told that to register her land in the proper manner, she would have to have an English name. From the settlers she had heard the name ‘Fanny,’ and having seen and liked the gold and mines at Blue Hill, she proceeded to register her land under the name of ‘Fanny Goldmine.’”
Fanny Goldmine Diner will soon become a staple to the area—serving diner favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The diner is scheduled to open summer 2022, just in time for warm days at the lake. Stay tuned for additional updates throughout construction.