Retired Maritime Lawyer Steers Cooperstown Diner

From This Week’s Edition
Of The Freeman’s Journal

LANDMARK OPENS TODAY FOR TAKEOUT

Retired Maritime Lawyer

Steers Cooperstown Diner

Caspar Ewig, who moved Upstate after retiring from a maritime law firm in Yonkers, is running the Cooperstown Diner for the Hayfords. It opens Thursday for takeout. (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

“She told me that if we started dating, Cooperstown was in my future,” he said. “She spent every summer up here, taking horseback riding lessons from the Moffats and staying with her aunt on Pioneer Street.”COOPERSTOWN – When Caspar Ewig met his wife, Patricia, in 1973, she had a condition for going steady with her.

Now, 47 years later, he’s fulfilled that edict, taking over as the new manager of the Cooperstown Diner, which is reopening for take-out Thursday, May 28.

“I was looking for something to do and I saw the diner was looking for a manager,” he said. “I called Scott Hayford” – longtime owner Earle Hayford’s son – “and the rest is history.”

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