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A cafe in Noel, Mo., recently switched ownership, but the new owner is no stranger to the cafe, having been a silent partner for three years now.

Kathy Smith has taken over sole ownership of what was formerly named The Lodge Cafe.

“I have been a part owner for three years here at the cafe working in the kitchen and wherever I was needed,” said Smith, who changed name restaurant’s name to Cafe 59.

Smith started devoting all her time to the cafe a year-and-a-half ago and bought it in August 2017.

Before that, Smith was a certified dietary manager, making diet plans and managing diets for nursing home patients.

“I love food service. I love the comfort that food brings to people,” said Smith.

Smith was a resident in Gravette, Ark., for 30 years before moving to Pineville, Mo. After moving to the area, Smith joined The Lodge Cafe near the end of 2014.

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