Carrie Rengers

Family Dollar opening at former Don’s Restaurant site

A Family Dollar store is going to open where Don’s Restaurant used to be.

Don’s Restaurant, which was at 1546 S. Broadway, closed late last year after 45 years in business.

Don’s owner John Lee says he sold the property to Family Dollar.

He says he considered moving Don’s to 2131 S. Broadway where Mike’s Steakhouse used to be but decided against it.

“The economy is not too good to continue to have a diner,” Lee says.

He’s leasing part of the former Mike’s space to a smoke shop and is looking to lease the rest of the building. Lee says he’s also open to selling the property.

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