When a business is called a “staple of the community,” it has usually been around said community for decades. After spending a few minutes soaking in the atmosphere of Harvest Moon, one would think that this business is such a staple.
Since it has more loyal followers than some people have on Twitter, it is OK to say that “Harvest Moon” is a permanent fixture in the Good Life City. In less than 10 years, the Harvest Moon has become very important to the plans of many residents of Albany.
This is not the first location for the Moon. A few years ago, the restaurant and nightspot relocated from downtown Albany to the current location on Dawson Road near Whispering Pines Road.
Co-owner Bo Henry said that “the move was because of traffic issues,” but it is no secret that downtown Albany is a ghost town after dark, which makes the relocation even more important. Before the Harvest Moon relocated, were empty tables. Now one can barely find a seat Saturday night. Yet, it would be easy to steal a seat — that is when someone gets up to dance the night away while the Bo Henry Band or another musical group performs. There’s live music every Wednesday through Saturday, in fact.
When Henry decided to open a restaurant, it was not just because of business, it was also because Albany is home. So what better place to start your own business than “where everyone knows your name”?
Harvest Moon is no “Cheers,” but it might as well be. In no time, you become part of the family, a part of the music, a part of the good food, and you become a part of the “taste of the good life.”
Written by Jimmie Fair