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Dutch Kitchen changes hands

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Part-owner Dennis Horst signs documents at the beginning of this month to turn over the popular restaurant to LincWay. He will continue to manage the restaurant. At right, from left, Dallas Steiner, Rhoda Steiner, Delight Howells, Dennis Horst, Sherry Horst, and Larry Kannal.

SUGAR CREEK TWP.  A local landmark and tourist destination is transitioning to new ownership.

Dutch Kitchen, which has been serving the Wayne County community and visitors since 1993, and is popular for its restaurant, bakery, gift shop and banquet center, was acquired by LincWay LLC at the beginning of this month.

Last month, LincWay and a children’s museum broke ground in a field west of Dutch Kitchen on the 44,000-square foot building project, which will house several new businesses. A new nonprofit organization, Wayne County Children’s STEAM Playlab, led by Lori Colon, will occupy about 30,000 square feet. Other businesses include LincWay Art Studio, LincWay Cafe & Market, LincWay Workspace and J & Co. Hair Studio.

Delight Howells is LincWay director and her parents, Dallas and Rhoda Steiner, and her siblings also are involved with the project.

The restaurant will complement the goals and vision of having places in the community for people to “Link” or come together, according to a news release from Dutch Kitchen.

The LincWay building and its businesses and the children’s museum are expected to open in 2022.

“We as a family are extremely excited how Dutch Kitchen will complement our LincWay project,” Howells wrote in an email. “Originally, we had not seen this possibility coming, but when owners Larry Kannal and Dennis Horst approached us regarding the purchase, it seemed to make sense to join with LincWay’s current plans.”

Read the complete story in the July 7, 2021 edition.

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