Walter Riggsbee

Plumber and carpenter to Chapel Hill’s poor, Walter Riggsbee owned the building at 111 South Merritt Mill Road with wife Molly, now named “Walt’s Grill.” In the late 1980s 111 South Merritt Mill Road served as a temporary men’s shelter.  Prior to that, it was a church, restaurant, grocery store, and beauty parlor. It is now Ms.Molly's Gift Shop and Walt’s Grill operated by his children in their memory.