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Kruse's Korner Fall 2012

Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn

Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn

The Deer Lake Inn Properties were constructed in the late 1890s, when the Clarkston area was booming with the tourist trade. As Clarkston prospered, summer vacationers began to flock to Deer Lake, staying in private homes, small cottages, and at the Deer Lake Inn. William Barry, a Chicago Hotelier, anticipated the potential of the tourist …

The Face of Main Street

The Face of Main Street

How many times have you passed by the two English Figures gracing the front entry of our Kruse and Muer on Main Street without knowing the history?  It’s a good one! When I bought the Main Street property in 1990, the storefront was already there, brought to Rochester by Clarence Kavan when he opened his …

Bill Kruse’s Year In Review…

Bill Kruse’s Year In Review…

Believe it or not, it’s been one year since I first considered the Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn as our sixth restaurant venture. It’s taken longer, and has certainly been more costly than I originally planned for, but I’m sure it will be worth it in the long run. My sons Casey and Alex and I …

Team Spotlight: Alex Kruse

Team Spotlight: Alex Kruse

Bill Kruse was once described by Chuck Muer as the best “Saloon Keeper” he’d ever come across. Today Bill describes his son Alex the same way. He just seems to have that ability to connect with people and runs his restaurant that way with a real passion. Casey Kruse, Alex’s older brother who is also …