Restaurant Preparing for Santorum Visit

Weidmann's Restaurant is gearing up to host presidential candidate Rick Santorum at its downtown Meridian facility on Sunday afternoon.

In addition to setting up extra space for the event and of course cleaning, workers there tell us the fire marshal has visited the restaurant to inspect the building, as well as the U.S. Secret Service.

"We're staying open a little bit longer," Weidmann's supervisor Nykolas Alford says. "Rick Santorum is expected to be here around 1:30 or 1:45. We're going to stay open a little bit longer, maybe 2:15 or 2:30. We normally close at 2:00 on Sunday's."

Alford says it is well worth it to stay open though as Santorum's visit will draw even more attention to one of Mississippi's oldest restaurants and hopefully bring in more business. He says it has not been that bad preparing either.

"We have to park in different spaces for them to have a little bit more room to park," he says. "The security will be well enforced, so we will have to have a lot of security guards and policeman here and that kind of thing. But other than that, nothing out of the ordinary."

Reports say Santorum won the Kansas Caucuses on Saturday.


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  • by For You Info Location: Ms on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    And Shirley we are not talking about the one at the White House we are talking about Santorum, and b4 you try to downgrade President Obama get the facts: he is only 1 person and he can't fix everything n matter of min. The economy were already messed up web he got n there but if it were anybody else I guarantee u that u wouldn't b downing them, so stay n ur lane.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM
    No apostrophe when plural Apostrophe signifies possession. I know you are not a newspaper, but try to make sure your writers took English grammar in school.
  • by Gregory Location: Collinsville on Mar 11, 2012 at 01:06 PM
    Santorum's out of touch with reality? He'll find a welcome home in Meridian, then.
  • by Shirley Location: Meridian on Mar 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM
    The SNOB, who is out of touch with reality, is the one in the White House NOW
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM
    o yea, its just santorum...nobody important, just another SNOB whose out of touch with reality
    • reply
      by Just Me on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM in reply to
      Why do you say that he is a snob? Do you know him?
    • reply
      by Lynne on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:37 PM in reply to
      You are sooooooooooooo dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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