Plans are currently being developed to continue the tradition of
made-to-order salads, sandwiches, soups, entrees and desserts along
with a variety of new menu and catering items.
In addition to The
Vintage Fare reopening next week, the new owners plan to start
offering events, both public and private, and catering services to
the community in Logan and surrounding counties.
The current owners are the children of Melvin L. and Joyce A.
Kinzie, and are pleased that the Formans' vision is to bring back
the days of dinner theater, elegant dinner dances, music and
entertainment events, weddings, class reunions, business meetings,
and private events for groups up to 200 people at The Maple Club.
With a background in event planning, Kim Forman has an
award-winning reputation in the central Illinois area, including
Entrepreneur of the Year and a Local Legacy Award from the Library
Tim Forman is owner of Forman Law Office in downtown Lincoln.
Cathy Tiffany, who has operated the business since the death of
Joyce A. Kinzie in 2010, will continue to work with the Formans to
transition both operations until the grand openings, estimated to
occur within the next few months.
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The following is a list of events already scheduled for the
Dec. 5 -- Jazz it
up! Join the new owners for "Jazz Hang," a tribute to Rachel Lee
and Maryann Schlipf. Enjoy true Sicilian lasagna while listening
to jazz musicians from all over central Illinois, Chicago and
St. Louis, with featured artists such as Dave Hoffman (formerly
with the Ray Charles Band), Bob "Doctor Bob" McEntyre and Tom
Dec. 15 --
Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Logan County Bank. Visit
Santa, enjoy brunch and listen to seasonal music. Only $10 for a
family of four.
Dec. 31 -- New Year' Eve Maple Club
style. Listen to featured musicians while you are served a
scrumptious, one-of-a-kind New Year's Eve dinner, followed by an
evening of dancing with the Debbie Ross Band.
Anyone interested in booking events at The Maple Club or
obtaining tickets for these events can go to the new business
location, 120 S. McLean (next to the post office), or contact Kim
Forman at 217-415-7699 or
[Text from file received from Cathy Tiffany]