Millie's Delavan restaurant is closing its doors
DELAVAN--In nearly 150 comments on a Facebook post announcing that Millie’s Restaurant and Shopping Village has closed, fans talk about the memories they made there during weddings, high school jobs and, most of all, around the table at breakfast.
“My entire family will miss Millie’s—it was our special breakfast place as a child and continued to be our special spot with our children,” one wrote.
“Mothers day will NEVER be the same!” another said.
Millie’s closed Jan. 1 for its usual break during the slower winter months with the intention of returning in March under new ownership, owner William Slater said.
When that buyer backed out “at the last minute,” Slater said the 48-year-old restaurant and gift shop on County O was forced to close for good Tuesday.
He said closing Millie’s, which also hosted weddings and banquets on its 7-acre property, breaks his heart. Along with the memories customers had of breakfast there, Slater said more than 60 people employed at the restaurant and gift shop are losing their jobs.
“We’ve had generations of families work here throughout the years,” Slater said. “It just affects the entire community.”
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