Hank's Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q
Located just south of the James River on Cowardin Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, Hank's Bar-B-Q has been operated by Bill Hanchey since 1963. It was previously Reid's Barbeque, which opened just two years previously. The sign once said "Chevrolet OK Used Cars" and was reconfigured and repainted. A second Hank's Barbeque located five miles south on Rte. 1 was once owned by Mr. Hanchey, but he sold it in 1970 to a friend who kept the name. I took this photo in 1987. The sign has since vanished.