May 21, 2024


The Food community

Clair’s family restaurant Hanover back in business

2 min read

When the owners of Clair’s Family Restaurant announced in September they were retiring, the Hanover community lined up outside the door, ready to enjoy one final meal. 

But Clair Markey’s granddaughter, Amber Golden, was not quite ready to let go of the business she grew up in.

“When my mom and uncle announced they were retiring, everyone in Hanover was sad, like losing a member of their family sad,” Golden added. “I told my mom, don’t put it (the restaurant) on the market.”

Before taking over the business, Golden called her grandfather, and asked if it would be all right if she continued the family business.

“He was overwhelmed with happiness when I told him — I don’t think he ever expected Clair’s would be at the third generation.”  

Clair's granddaughter Amber Golden, will be the third generation owner of Clair's Family Restaurant, which will reopen in January, 2022.

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Growing up in the restaurant business allowed Golden to discover her passion. She trained at the PA School of Culinary Arts, a part of YTI Career Institute, gaining culinary skills as well as studying restaurant management. | Newsphere by AF themes.