The great pumpkin

Remember Peter the pumpkin eater? He kept his wife in a pumpkin shell. And, the story goes, she did pretty darn well.

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Long-time local opens new eatery

Olde Tymer’s long-timer Jon Park has parlayed 20 years of experience, mostly at Olde Tymer’s Cafe, into his newest venture, Doc Hathaway’s Cafe. Park can practically qualify as Durango’s restaurant historian, chalking up time at Seasons, the former B.W. Shay’s, Main Street Bar and Grill and the Lost Pelican, the ’80s-era seafood restaurant famous with locals for its trout and prime rib.

Park was 15 when he bused tables and prepped at the Pelican. Now he says it’s time to give something back to the local dining community.

He promises to lead the pack offering “high-quality food at affordable prices” at his nook-and-cranny restaurant at 1017 Main Ave., named for his maternal grandfather who, with his grandmother, “entertained the stars” in Southern California.

A soft opening last week confirmed the popularity of his grandparents’...

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