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Filling the void of Yesteryear's closing


by Trinity Gruenberg

    Verndale residents were saddened when Yesteryear’s Café closed their doors, leaving themwithout a place to chat while having  breakfast and coffee.

    Two Verndale businesses are stepping up to the plate, hoping to help fill the void left behind from the beloved café.

    Verndale Grocery and Treasues Too is now offering coffee and a spacious, quiet place to relax. Burger Depot is testing the waters with a breakfast menu.

Verndale Grocery and 

Treasures Too

    They have cleaned out the front area of the grocery and thrift store and added tables, chairs and a coffee machine to give people a place to enjoy beverages and chat with friends. 

    “People can come in and drink coffee, sip coffee while they shop or take it to go,” said Manager Linda McGrane. 

    Their coffee operation started on Friday, April 6. That weekend they already had several visitors gather and enjoy a hot cup of joe.

    They offer regular and decaf for $1.50. There is an added cost to fill a thermos or travel mug. They are willing to add different flavored creamers in the future. They also offer a variety of microwavable breakfast and lunch sandwiches. 

Burger Depot

    Burger Depot started offering their breakfast menu on Friday, April 13. They will offer breakfast on a trial basis for now only on Friday and Saturday mornings from 7-10:30 a.m.

    “With the café closed, we had a lot of requests from the local population. We are going to ease our way into it and see how it goes,” said Owner Chris Black.

    They will begin with a minimal menu and offer a variety of breakfast sandwiches on an English muffin or biscuit with a choice of sausage, bacon or ham along with egg and cheese. They are also offering pancakes, French toast, hashbrowns and biscuits and gravy. They also have coffee and orange juice. 

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