Name of Business: Blackwater Cafe’, now Blackwater Sams

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Street address: 1200 - D Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 757-516-2598

Operating hours: (For now) Wed - Sat, 5-9 p.m.

E-mail address:


Nature of business:


Principle owner/manager and title: Bill Davis, owner & Sue Baum, co-owner

Year founded:


Prior locations:

n/a (Outer Banks Seafood)

Number of employees:

two for now (would love to have more)

How’s business?

Would be great with your support

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business:

How much we love making people happy with food.

If I were rich and could do this for free, I would.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: The variety of food: where else can you find a buffet, an oyster bar menu, child’s menu, upscale plated menu and a potato bar?

Advice to young entrepreneurs:

Get a good education and experience before going it alone

Your first job: Chopping peanuts

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My role model in life is my partner, Susan (nickname “Sam”).

Watching her battle cancer for the second time and seeing her determination, will, attitude and sheer desire to win has forever changed my life.

She is a remarkable human being.

The key to a successful business is:

Honesty, sincerity and quality for your customer are extremely key to a successful business.