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Customers ask school board to help White Light remain

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 21, 2003

There’s a for sale sign on the White Light diner on Bridge Street. Two customers told members of the Frankfort Independent Board of Education they don’t want to lose the last restaurant in South Frankfort simply because the board won’t allow the restaurant to obtain a retail beer license.

Rick Paul, owner of the White Light, said he would take the sign down if he were allowed to get a beer license.

Sara Evans and Ed Stodola said the White Light Diner is an important part of the community.

“It reminds me of a French salon,” Stodola said, “where people gather to exchange ideas. I’ve met many interesting people there.”

Paul and many of his customers believe the covenant placed in the deed in 1997 when Paul purchased the restaurant for $23,000 from the school board at an auction stating that no alcohol shall be sold on the premises is killing his chances of surviving as a small business owner.

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