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The Shack of Prattville

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Built: N/A | Abandoned: 2017
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: David Bulit

The Shack of Prattville, not to be confused with The Shack in Montgomery, was a small bar located on the outskirts of Prattville in Autauga County. For some time, it also ran under the name ‘Mary’s Place’ after the owner of the establishment, Mary Brown.

In 2017, the Shack’s liquor license was revoked amid a flood of complaints and problems associated with the business. In a public hearing, Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger presented figures showing his office answered 62 calls at the Shack over the previous two years, ranging from fistfights to loud music to gunfire. He also listed off problems associated with the business, including Sunday liquor sales, people walking along the highway at night, traffic caused by customers parking along the road, and allowing people under the age of 19 into the bar.

While the business’ liquor license was suspended for 365 days, they were still able to operate as a restaurant. Nevertheless, the Shack was closed down permanently following the license revocation.

David Bulit

My name's David Bulit and I'm a photographer, author, and historian from Miami, Florida. I've published a number of books on abandoned and forgotten locales throughout the United States and advocate for preserving these historic landmarks. My work has been featured throughout the world in news outlets such as the Miami New Times, the Florida Times-Union, the Tampa Bay Times, the Orlando Sentinel, NPR, Yahoo News, MSN, the Daily Mail, UK Sun, and many others. You can find more of my work at davidbulit.com as well as amazon.com/author/davidbulit.

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