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THE LEGEND OF WAYNE'S CAFE

Gary King | Editor
Wayne's Cafe on Hwy. 8 still exists and still evokes memories of locals who stopped there to eat and get gas. The interior photo shows Wayne Greenlee, owner of Wayne's in the 1960s, with his son, Frank, by his side. Frank submitted the photo to the Polk County Again Facebook site. "One of my first jobs was working at Wayne's as a short-order cook," commented Daniel C. Chamberlain. "The waffles were to die for." Paul W. Konopacki commented, "My dad would stop there a lot for coffee on his drives between Luck and St. Croix Falls. He took me there a couple of times for a root beer and sandwich in the early 1970s." Sharon Pilsner asked, "Does anyone remember the strawberry pie? Wayne's was famous for that." And Larry Fisk added, "For a short time in the early 1960s, cousin Wayne gave me temporary employment pumping gas at the station on the graveyard shift. Every morning at 2 a.m., I would scrub the floor of the restaurant." - Photo/comments courtesy Polk County Again Facebook site


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