Perkins draws crowd for 'soft' opening

Jim and Jan VanWormer of Aurora are the first customers
seated in the new Perkins' Restaurant & Bakery by Cierra
Allsman Thursday morning.

The first customer to walk through the doors at the new Perkins Restaurant in Hastings this morning was surprised to learn it hadn't opened yet.

Alfonso Shade, a CoventryCares of Nebraska Medicaid health plan representative, was in town from Omaha for Project Homeless Connect when he spied the restaurant's familiar signage when cruising Burlington Avenue for a place to eat early this morning.

Though he'd been to Hastings in 2013 for Kool-Aid Days festivities, he was not aware that Perkins was a new arrival in town.

He knows now.

To read more, see Thursday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>

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