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Sam Schultz of Superior Mechanical based in Rochester, Minn., puts the Next Door Cafe's letters back in place on Thursday, Sept. 26, after Kim's Cafe closed and before the Next Door Cafe reopened. The eatery was previously operated as the Next Door Cafe by Ed and Donna Schurmeier from 1975 to 1990. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

The Next Door Cafe is back

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Kim’s Cafe has closed, and the Next Door Cafe has re-opened in its place at 206 S. Knowles Ave., in downtown New Richmond.

Donna and Ed Schurmeier ran the eatery as Next Door Cafe from 1975 to 1990, and Donna, who still owns the building, has now partnered with Tim Finne for the reopening.


Finne said the cafe had a soft opening on Friday, Sept. 27, with an all new menu.

“It was pretty decent with no advertising and the place being closed for 10 days,” Finne said.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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