Bistro reopens in Stanton
By Daniel Arens
Shortly after news came that Charlie’s Bistro in Stanton would be closing, there was already discussion about the possibility of the restaurant opening again under a new leader.
Although previous owner Norman Link decided he could no longer continue himself in the leadership helm, he recognized the value the bistro served as a restaurant for Stanton. And even though initial attempts at finding a new owner proved unsuccessful, Mardi Vavra decided this was a niche she could help fill.
Vavra, who lives a few miles north of Stanton, has a background in the restaurant business, including having previously owned a little cafe in Zap.
“I kind of missed it,” she said. “I thought, ‘Stanton needs a restaurant, let’s open it’. I decided to just go for it.”