On the Right Tracks: Magnolia's of Patterson, New York
Each day hundreds of commuters to New York City fill the train platform in upstate Patterson, New York, directly across the street from Magnolia's, a cozy comfy place that's under new ownership as of September 2011.
Chris and Lisa Kelsey have been too busy learning the business to do much else, but they occasionally look out at those commuters and see the key to growing the business.
Both are truly newbies in the restaurant business. Neither held restaurant experience, but when learning that Magnolia's was up for sale, they decided the opportunity was the kind of business venture and investment that they were looking for. "Instead of putting money in the stock market, we decided to invest in our own business and when this came to our attention, it just seemed right," Chris says.
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