DOTTIE’S DINER OF WOODBURY, CONNECTICUT TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN WATERBURY
WHAT: Dottie’s Diner, formerly Phillip’s -- a Woodbury institution since 1930 -- is expanding to a second location at 146 Grand Street in Downtown Waterbury. Scheduled to officially open on September 24, 2012, Dottie’s II will be initially serving breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. From omelets to their famous old-fashioned chicken potpie, the menu will provide wide appeal. For five years in a row Dottie’s Diner’s doughnuts were voted #1 in the state by Connecticut Magazine. Known for a comfortable, family atmosphere, Phillip’s was purchased by Dorie and Ken Sperry in 2006, when it became Dottie’s Diner. The Sperry’s spent a combined twenty-two years at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT, where they met sixteen years ago.
WHY: Downtown Waterbury has been lacking a traditional breakfast and lunch restaurant. The opening of Dottie’s II represents another win for the central business district, and shows that the city’s economic development efforts are paying off.
WHO: Mayor Neil M. O’Leary, City of Waterbury Director of Economic Development Ronald J. Pugliese, Dorie and Ken Sperry, local business leaders.
WHERE: 146 Grand Street, downtown Waterbury.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.