The famous soda fountain, back in Otto's day.That Mary Wright at Old Mill Tasty Shop. What a sweetheart.
She was so appreciative of the story I wrote about her restaurant’s 80th birthday a few weeks ago that she made me a very generous offer: The opportunity to work for her for free.
Starting at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 16), biz columnist Carrie Rengers and I will be working as guest soda jerks at Old Mill Tasty Shop, 604 E. Douglas. I’m told this job entails mixing up drinks and assembling ice cream creations. How hard can it be?
Actually, I’m honored for a chance to give it a try. I learned so much about original owner Otto Woermke while researching my story that I think I’ll doubly appreciate a chance to work the counter he made famous.
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