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Published: Thursday, 8/26/2004

Sylvania restaurant to be shuttered Saturday

David Ritchie, general manager, said, Business is good, but the owner decided to close because of health [a heart condition].

Four restaurants, under five owners, have closed in the same spot South Main Street at Convent Boulevard since the late Steve Evdemon opened Someplace Else in 1967.

In later years, the location has been named Kokomo s and Alfie s Alley.

The current owner, Dennis Boetcher, opened Alfie s Alley in 1996 and changed the name to Madison s on Main in early 2002.

Mr. Ritchie said the closing caught him and the staff by surprise.

The employees were disappointed, he said.

It is sad to see it end this way, but we understand the reasons for the decision and hope that [the owner] makes a full recovery.

There are no plans to sell the restaurant, and left-over food and supplies will be donated to local charities, he said.

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