Three restaurants taking part in Rose Post tribute Monday
SALISBURY — The Palms Cafe, Romano’s and Capriano’s will donate part of their sales Monday to the Eddie and Rose Post Scholarship at Catawba College, in tribute to Rose Post, who died early Thursday morning.
Nick Georgiou said his family and Josh Chaparro’s family decided on the memorial for Post, who had a 56-year career as a writer and reporter for the Salisbury Post.
The Palms Cafe is located at 1609 W. Innes St.; Romano’s, 1510 W. Innes St.; and Capriano’s, 232 Faith Road (Innes Street Market).
Georgiou met Post in 1981, when she and her family were customers at his original McCabe’s steakhouse in Kannapolis.
“We had a short conversation with few words, as my understanding of English was limited,” Georgiou said. “The next day she called and asked for an interview, which lasted a couple of days. On the Fourth of July, my family and I were posted in the front page as ‘Mr. Fourth of July,’ as if I were the only person in this world.”
Georgiou said Post gave him the opportunity to express his thoughts and feelings as an immigrant, regarding the “American Dream.”
“She still remains as one who guided my spirit in keeping my dream alive to this very day,” he added. “She exercised kindness in caring for others as well as love for the community, particularly the importance of the education of children by helping them in any way needed.”
Georgiou said Post “made me want to be like her … when I grow up!”
“I was fortunate to meet her and become a friends,” he added.
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