September 25, 2023

The Dish Cafe in Traverse City to Be Sold

By Jillian Manning | March 26, 2022

Owners Patty Hickman and Randy Waclawski announced on March 22 that after 15 years of running the downtown Traverse City restaurant, they will be selling The Dish Cafe on April 8. Their Facebook post says, “15 years ago on April 9, we took over and re-opened The Dish Cafe. This year, on April 8, we will sell The Dish and serve all of you one last time. Bittersweet, for sure.” Fans of the restaurants took to the comments section to offer support and gratitude for Hickman and Waclawski’s 15 years at the helm of the popular salad, soup, sandwich, and smoothie joint. At the time of this issue’s printing, the new owners have not yet been announced, though the Facebook post announcing the closure states, “We will keep you posted on all the details in the coming days.” The Dish will be closed during spring break (March 25 through April 2), and Hickman and Waclawski’s final few days of ownership will run from April 3 to April 8.


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