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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Coffee Corner Evolves into 'Cracked Basket'


March 29, 2019

Forrest Hershberger

Pictured from left are Kathy Woody, Patty Swayze and Lori Rowan. Woody and Swayze are the new owners of "The Coffee Corner and the location of the former book store. The cafe will be called "The Cracked Basket."

Almost three years ago, Lori Rowan was facing the next step in life. Her 20-plus years at Cabela's was coming to an end and it was time for an new adventure. She and a friend were let go at about the same time. Seeing an ad for a coffee shop for sale, they decided to pursue the adventure.

"I wanted it back to what Barb (Meier) had it," Rowan said.

That adventure has gone its course as did the partnership. Rowan recently sold the business to Kathy Woody and Patty Swayze. The new business will include the former book store to the corner south.

The new business will include the charm of a coff...

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