Kenai airport diner to reopen on Jan. 1

Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008

The city of Kenai received one bid and the bid resulted in good news for hungry travelers passing through the Kenai Municipal Airport.

Daily Bread Restaurant proprietors Linda and Roger Petrey tentatively expect to open the Kenai airport eatery on Jan. 1.

The restaurant, which had operated as the Kenai Cafe for the past two years, closed at the end of October due to family problems encountered by its operators.

The Petreys, who had operated the airport eatery as Wings for five years from 2001 to 2006, will be returning with home cooking in what will be known as PJ's Diner, according to Roger Petrey.

The Petreys had opted not to renew their lease with the city at the end of 2006, because of medical problems that were causing Linda Petrey to be away from the restaurant frequently.

Roger Petrey said Tuesday his wife's problems have become much less severe, and their 18-year-old son wants to join in being highly involved with the airport business.

"It's going to be the same home cooking, but with a different variety than the Daily Bread," Petrey said.

The Daily Bread is in the King's Inn Hotel at the corner of Airport Way and the Kenai Spur Highway.

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