By Paul Schmitt
A Kewaunee County landmark restaurant reopened earlier this month and is back serving their long-time customers. Dairy Deans Restaurant in Algoma, which closed at the end of last October, opened its doors again on January 5. Owner Dean Tenor had hoped to sell the restaurant last fall, but the transaction fell through after he closed the doors. Tenor says business at Dairy Deans the last couple weeks has been brisk and he is thankful that nearly all his employees came back as well as his patrons.
Tenor, who purchased and opened Dairy Deans in 2000, is maintaining the same menu and hours of operation that he did in the past. He says restocking the inventory was costly and was his biggest challenge in reopening, but realized that he missed all his customers and is happy to be back.