Butler County Times Gazette
  • Miller's Five opens, customers line up

  • Patrons brave cold to reopen community staple
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  • Many Augustans were excited to see the “open” sign this weekend in the window of Miller’s Five at the U-turn corner in downtown Augusta.
    The popular drive-in, owned by the late Lee and Judy Miller operated more than 49 years, closed its doors last March when owner Judy Miller could no longer work the long hours needed to keep the business going.   
    The business sat dark until recently when it was purchased by Curtis and Lisa Marache.   
    Customers braved the cold temperatures this weekend and stood in line outside Miller’s proving they were ready for the familiar burgers and other delicious items on the menu.
    “We were very pleased to see so many standing out in the cold.  I was amazed. It was awesome. I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout,” Lisa Marache said Monday morning.
    Curtis agreed, “We’re very happy.  I was told that people felt a big void downtown when the business closed and we’re happy to fill that void again.”
    Miller’s Five winter hours are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday; and closed on Monday.
    Belinda Larsen can be reached at blarsen@butlercountytimesgazette.com.
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