BIZ VOICE: Cora’s opens; Denomy’s donates

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Chris Denomy of Denomy’s, centre, presents Community Living of Chatham-Kent personnel Nicole Roeszler, left and Lisa McAllister with a 75-inch 4K smart TV as a fundraising gift.

Big-screen donation from Denomy’s

Denomy’s recently donated a huge flat-screen TV to Community Living Chatham-Kent.

The LG 75-inch 4K smart TV will be raffled off at the organization’s Food Truck Crawl in July at Sons of Kent.

Snigdha and Raj Reddy, owners of the new Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch restaurant in Chatham, show off some of the eatery’s yummy food.

Cora’s opens in Chatham

Chatham-Kent loves a good breakfast, and residents are proving it by flocking to the new Cora’s restaurant on St. Clair Street.

The new bright and airy space opened just a couple of weeks ago but it’s already drawing crowds, according to owner Raj Reddy.

“It’s been very, very busy,” Raj told The Voice, adding business is steady with 15 employees on hand preparing food and serving customers.

Raj, who co-owns the Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch with his wife Snigdha Reddy, hosted Cora Tsouflidou, the spry founder of the Canadian franchise, with outlets across the country.

Tsouflidou came to Chatham April 11 to attend the grand opening of the new spot, along with a host of dignitaries. They followed tradition, cracking eggs to commemorate the occasion.

The Chatham site is the 37th Cora’s in Ontario, part of the largest sit-down breakfast chain in Canada.

Madame Cora originated the concept in 1987 when, as a single mother of three in need of a career, she bought a small, abandoned diner in Montreal, focusing solely on breakfast (egg dishes, fresh fruit, cheese, cereal, omelettes, crêpes and French toast). The restaurant quickly became the talk of the town, often with lineups out the door.

  • Business Voice is a bi-monthly column in The Chatham Voice that highlights some of the achievements made and efforts underway in Chatham-Kent’s business community. Send your information to bruce@chathamvoice.com.

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