LEONARDTOWN, Md.—For years Kevin's Corner Kafé, tucked into the the back of Leonardtown's downtown on Park Avenue, has been a vital part of the town's business family. Now, the owner has plans to move his store just outside of the town's boundaries.
Laschelle McKay, town administrator, said that Kevin Thompson had been looking to move his business for sometime and has chose the disused property that used to be The Willows restaurant near the intersection of St. Andrews Church Road and Route 5 to open a new seafood house.
New signage has already been put up advertising the change of venue at the former Willows site.
"It's a big loss," McKay said. "But we understand it means better parking and a better position.
"But it's still close to Leonardtown." Thompson said he would be making his move sometime in September.
"It'll be a lot more parking," Thompson said. "And a bigger kitchen."
Leonardtown has been good to him, Thompson said, since he only started his business eight years ago as a lunch time establishment.
He's grown to be a dinner spot as well and business had grown so much, he said, that he has run out of parking on may occasions.
"They circle the parking lot sometimes looking for a spot and then they leave," he said. "I don't want to lose the customers I've had for eight years or any new ones.
"I'm hidden back in a cubby hole but I've done extremely well. From the town office to the people in Leonardtown they've been phenomenal to me."
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