Weston’s reopens six weeks after Baxter Springs tornado

45-WestonsToni Zibert | Baxter Springs

After the April tornado that devastated the town, Baxter Springs is still rebuilding – business by business, home by home.
One of the hometown favorites, Weston’s Cafe, was a part of the destruction.
The original building stood for 16 years on on the corner of 18th Street and Military Avenue. Owners Don and Susan Weston almost immediately went into construction of the new building that stands in the original’s spot – a six-week, family-labored process that is costing upwards of $75,000 plus.
“We’re working every day to get it done,” said Don Weston. “It’s probably going to be another six months, since the parking lot still has to be done.”
The parking lot has been consistently full since the cafe’s reopening on the 21st of July. The new building is more open on the inside and the Westons still have their full original menu full of your favorites.
“The people have been taking good care of us,” said Susan Weston. “We’ve been busy almost every day. We didn’t need a grand opening – they kind of took care of that for us.”
The Westons would like to say “thank you” to everyone who has been so supportive of not only them but the cafe during the rebuilding process.


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