For 45 years, Clair’s Family Restaurant has been a staple community spot, serving up “the best broasted chicken in Hanover,” and treating anyone who walked through the door, like family.
When Doug Markey’s father Clair opened up the restaurant in 1976, Markey says his dad wanted a better life for his family.
After his retirement, Markey and his sister Deb Markey-Zartman took the lead and continued their father’s legacy for nearly two decades. As they now reach their own retirement, they are eternally grateful for the support of their customers and employees, who’ve helped them succeed all these years.
After it was announced on Facebook that Clair’s would be closing, patrons lined up outside the door, with excitement and sadness, to enjoy one final meal.
Hanover resident Butch Brooks has been a regular at Clair’s for decades.
“This will be the last great meal I have until Thanksgiving,” Brooks said,