Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Koffee Kove

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Senate Resolution No. 2063


COMMEMORATING the 50th Anniversary of the Koffee

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those individuals and businesses within our
midst who have made significant contributions to the quality of life
therein; and

WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of
certain extraordinary individuals and businesses it wishes to recognize
for their valued contributions to the success and progress of society
and publicly acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic
humanity among us all; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
50th Anniversary of the Koffee Kove; and

WHEREAS, The Koffee Kove first opened on March 7, 1972, a date which
happens to be owner Lori N.K. Durand's grandfather's birthday; and

WHEREAS, Since that time, the local diner has become a staple of the
Clayton community, known for its excellent food, service and atmosphere;

WHEREAS, Not only is the Koffee Kove an eatery beloved by its
patrons, it is a place where many have found long, rewarding careers,
including one server who has worked at the restaurant for 15 years and a
woman who has worked in the diner's kitchen for roughly three decades;

WHEREAS, This also includes owner, Lori N.K. Durand, who purchased
the restaurant from her parents, Roberta M. and M. John Keszler in 1991,
but has been involved in the business since she was just 12 years-old;

WHEREAS, Throughout the years, the Koffee Kove has continued to
serve its customers' favorites, everything from homemade soups to
omelets, and regularly adds new items to meet the tastes of its hungry
diners; and

WHEREAS, The restaurant has also worked throughout the years to
enhance its look, most recently closing in November to install new
windows, flooring and complete other updates; and

WHEREAS, In addition, the Koffee Kove benefited from a recent, major
project in downtown Clayton where power lines were buried, sidewalks
were rebuilt and new streetlights were installed; and

WHEREAS, While the business is successful, the Koffee Kove, like so
many other businesses, encountered challenges throughout the years,
namely the COVID-19 pandemic, which began in 2020; and

WHEREAS, In order to adapt and still serve customers, the restaurant
added to-go orders and became the only restaurant in Clayton with a
drive-through that could be utilized by its patrons; and

WHEREAS, Throughout its 50 years of existence, the Koffee Kove has
established itself as a cornerstone of the Clayton community, loved and
enjoyed by residents and visitors to the area alike; and

WHEREAS, The success of the Koffee Kove is in direct correlation to
the efforts of its dedicated owner, customers and friends, whose
involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive
commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the business and the community
it serves; and

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body
commends the Koffee Kove for its excellence and for its commitment and
contributions to the community it has so ably served for the past 50
years; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Koffee Kove; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Lori N. K. Durand, Owner, Koffee Kove.


  • 10 / Mar / 2022
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  • 15 / Mar / 2022

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