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Kory’s Place to Close; Owner’s to Retire


After 35 years in business Kory’s Place in Homer is to close it’s doors on Friday, July 1st at 2pm. Owners Kevin and Deb Slack are retiring.

The diner located at 9 N West St, in Homer was a known favorite to many for their breakfast service, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and their excellent service to all their customers.

It began 35 years ago when Kevin and Deb had their son Kory and then decided to purchase the West Side Diner. With their hard work and determination and the saying “Let’s see what happens,” the community ended up loving and supporting the business throughout the years.

“Thanks to all our current and former employees because without them none of this would have been possible. A special thank you to our daughter Melissa, whose smile can light up a whole room, and for going above and beyond to help keep us open during times when we were not able to.” Owners Kevin and Deb wrote.

The owners also thanked their son Nathan for helping keep the “old building standing through the years” and to Bruce who both said could “do the work of 3 people with a great personality to match.”

Kevin and Deb chose the name Kory’s Place for what it was, “this was his place to learn, grow and become a functional part of society. Thank you all for accepting, loving, and helping him grow.”

Kory’s Place was not your average diner; it was above and beyond.

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