Legends of Clatonia restaurant moving to Beatrice

February 23, 2019 GMT

A Clatonia restaurant announced plans to relocate to Beatrice and will operate in the Indian Creek Mall.

According to a post on the Legends of Clatonia’s Facebook page, owner Ron Tegtmeier is trying to sell the restaurant in Clatonia and relocate to Beatrice.

“The opportunity has risen to relocate Legends to a larger town,” the post stated. “I have bought the lease out on two existing restaurants in the Indian Creek Mall in Beatrice… Legends of Nebraska will be going in where Woodee’s Diner and The Garden were previously.”

The Garden Deli and Treat Shop celebrated its grand opening in November, 2018.

Tegtmeier posted that many of the staff will work in the Beatrice location, and he’s selling the buildings in Clatonia separately in hope of attracting someone who wants a smaller operation.

Legends of Clatonia opened around seven years ago. Since then, it’s served as a tribute to the town’s people and history, displaying a large collection of Clatonia memorabilia, photos, school uniforms, yearbooks and other items.

One of the hallways features plaques of “legends” those who have been honored for their commitment to the town.

The restaurant has an outdoor beer garden decorated to look like past and current business in town, with the fence line designed to look like building facades.

The transition is expected to take place in April, and gift certificates can be used at the Clatonia or Beatrice locations.