Kosy Korner goes up for sale
|By Alex Coop - Staff Writer | Dec. 22, 2016|
After five-and-a-half years under the ownership of Ann Gordon and her husband Alan, the Kosy Korner is going up for sale.
The Gordons, who bought the Kosy Korner in July 2011 from Jim and Janet Tice, said they had planned to run the business for about five years since day one.
“We’ve done the renovations, like the kitchen and the new PO system, hired the perfect staff, and we just think it’s time to pass on the gauntlet,” she told The Highlander Monday.
As of press time, the restaurant wasn’t listed and a price had not been set, but Gordon said she has spoken to a few interested buyers.
“A couple of customers have come forward,” she said. “We haven’t been quiet about it or secret about it. Our style is if something is happening, we’ll be honest about it.”
Some customers have expressed their sadness over the sale, much like when the Tices handed the keys over to Ann and Alan.
But Gordon said the transition will be smooth, and that she and her husband will help in whatever way they can. “The Tices were involved with us for years … it will depend on the buyer and whatever works best for them.”
Gordon was quick to say the restaurant’s staff was a big reason why she enjoyed running the business, in addition to the customers she met every day.
She described both as extremely friendly. “The two are what make the place successful,” she said.
Originally located where McKecks is now, Kosy Korner was founded by George Price Woods.
The restaurant celebrated its 80th birthday last October.
ALEX COOP is a reporter for The Highlander.