Sally’s open daily in downtown Grant
By Jan Rahn
Chatting while rolling out pie crust, an enthusiastic Sally Crandell made the task look effortless—and it should be—she has been baking pies since she was 14.
“I’m the only one in the family who could do crust right,” she chuckled.
Crandell said she has always liked to cook and has always wanted to have her own bakery. Becoming the new owner of Sally’s provides the opportunity for both.
“This will work—I can do my baking!” she said.
Sally’s officially opened the former Village Cafe in downtown Grant on Thursday, Oct. 15. She said the first week of her new restaurant venture was a good one.
“It seems to be going good so far,” said Crandell. “I like it busy.”
Seven employees keep things running smoothly while Crandell oversees it all, and jumps in wherever needed to help prep, cook, or attend to customers.
As a resident of Ogallala, she makes the 19-mile drive to open daily at 6 a.m. Hours are from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a Sunday buffet from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sally’s features a daily special plus a lunch buffet. On Saturdays, customers have a choice of a special or something from the menu which offers a large variety of salads, sandwiches, sides and dinner entrees.
From early morning to evening closing, freshly baked sweet rolls, dinner rolls and pies will tempt the senses of all who enter.
Though Crandell said it looks sort of bare right now, she plans to add decorative items to the walls and will eventually change the sign out front.
Her busy lifestyle prohibits her from spending as much time as she would like with her two daughters, two sons and two grandchildren.
With a history of nearly 40 years in the food business, Crandell is comfortable in her new surroundings and looks forward to getting acquainted with people in the community.