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Spotlight on the Cellar

Nearly every day you could find Mike Hendrickson at the same local hangout for lunch. The Cellar Bar and Grill, in Kearney, Neb., provided a respite from his job as an electrical engineer.

He doesn’t know if it was the comfort food or a sympathetic ear behind the bar, but he says he bought the restaurant on a whim. “I was having a bad day, and the owners were having a bad day, and the next thing I knew, I was buying the place,” he says. The Cellar had been a local favorite since 1978, so when Hendrickson bought it in 2004, he didn’t make any drastic changes. At least not right away.

LUNCHTIME always brings a crowd into The Cellar at 3901 Second Ave. The Cellar’s signature onion rings are a favorite.

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