Panama Cafe: first record of 205 S Pruett was in 1916 Hecht Bro dry goods store. Of note: since 1890 a hotel existed at 203 S Pruett. In 1920 Hotel Paragould and Cafe was listed at 203/205 S Pruett. In 1939 Epps Hotel and Cafe was listed there. In 1941/42 Mrs W.R. Powell bought the hotel then the cafe and named them Panama Hotel and Cafe. The phone directory of 1948 shows the Panama still there but the owner was N.V. Ogles. In the early 1950's he moved his business elsewhere. Possibly Panama ceased to exist as a cafe. Present business there is Don Perkey Shoe Store. His business is at both 203/205. Now you have me interested and I will seek info from him as to what he remembers of the history of the property. The hotel/cafe was a three story high structure. Let me know if you want further details.