Meg’s Place

McCoy and Cathie Hawkins along with Russ and Jani Norton purchased the Keens Fort Thomas Store in the summer of 2019. The Transformation to Meg’s Place Fort Thomas started in July 2019 and opened in November of 2019. Meg’s Place is named after Russ and Jani’s youngest daughter Megan Norton who was born with Down Syndrome. Meg loves her place and is the star of the show! She spends every day here working and greeting new people who quickly become her friend.

From the food to the dining room everything about Meg’s was designed to feel like home. We love the conversations we get to have with those who stop in from all over the world and quickly become our friends. So, stop by and stay awhile. Enjoy some great food, an awesome conversation, and become a friend of Meg!

A Restaurant That Feels Like Home

Contact Information

Public Contact: Cathie Hawkins

Meg’s Place Website

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Hours of Operation

7:00 am – 7:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:30 pm
7:00 am – 7:30 pm

Established 2019

Locally Owned

Brick and Mortar Chamber Member

Build Relationships

  • Monthly Soireé
  • Create Partnerships

Be Recognized

  • Landing Page
  • Press Release
  • Highway Marquee
  • Grand Opening
  • Chamber Update
  • Voice of the Valley
  • SWAG

Strengthen the Community

  • Plan Events
  • Serve on a Committee

Influence the Gila Valley

  • Gila Valley Leadership
  • Serve on a Board

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