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.”
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