Black Dog Cafe closes in Stouchsburg
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Friday August 15, 2014 12:01 AM
The Black Dog Cafe, a restaurant located in a historic building in Stouchsburg, Marion Township, abruptly closed its doors earlier this week.
A “for rent” banner covered the restaurant’s large sign along Route 422, and Facebook postings from Monday and Tuesday referenced the closing.Co-owner Joseph Church, who is also a chef at the Peanut Bar, Reading, said he did not want to talk about the closing. He owned the restaurant with his wife Diane, and Terry Printz.Monday’s Facebook entry announced the closing.”And so it ends,” the statement said. “We have done our best through trying times to continue on. The inevitable has happened – we can’t keep up. Money has won the battle and we have to wave the white flag. We no longer have the ability to continue operating the business of a restaurant.”The entry also thanked Black Dog’s customers for their support.The closing came as a surprise to Marion Township Secretary Janis Zern.”It was a delicious place,” Zern said. “It wasn’t your everyday diner-type place, but people went there for years for special occasions.”Zern said it will be a blow for the rural township, which doesn’t have too many businesses on its tax rolls.The Black Dog, at 116 Main St., dates back to 1832 and had operated as an inn and tavern consistently over the years.The Churches and Printz took over the B…………………continues on Reading Eagle
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