Friday, June 13, 2014

Cozy Inn to Close

Cozy Inn Closes

The Cozy Inn announced Sunday, 6/9/14 that it was closing its doors after 85 years as the choice of many Presidents vacationing at nearby Camp David and the home of the famous WTOP retirees luncheons.

According to the WTOP website and the Frederick News Post,  it's the oldest restaurant in Maryland owned and operated by the founding family. It's been inducted in the Maryland Restaurant Association Hall of Fame and the National Restaurant Association Hall of Fame.

How this will affect the 2014 WTOP Old Timers reunion luncheon this coming Fall has not been determined.  However, Doris Fausey, the luncheon chairman, has suggested the Mountain Gate, which is practically next door to the Cozy, which she highly recommends, having dined there on several occasions.

Your suggestions are welcome.

Tom Buckley informs me that 

 Dorea Hicks died at the age of 83 from complications following heart surgery.
A native Washingtonian, Dorea began her career here at Channel 9 back in 1968. That's 42 years of service to this station, and this community, both of which she loved dearly.
Dorea was literally the heart and soul of WUSA9. Some of us considered her our 'Work Mom'. Some of us even called her mom at the office. Dorea's hugs were legendary. Her smile was totally contagious. When she put her arms around you, you felt loved. When she smiled, no matter how upset you were, she made you feel happy.

Dorea was the genuine deal. Her compassion, attention to detail and loyalty were legendary. Even after she retired, Dorea sent in story ideas and yes, corrected our on-air and online mistakes.

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