After a few months of being closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hotel Pattee in Perry is scheduled to reopen on June 1st. Along with it will be a new restaurant on the main floor, which will be called “Pattee Cafe.”

Hotel Owner Tom Maxwell says Harvey’s and owner Katie Harvey will no longer operate their in-house dining options. Instead, Maxwell says they will have offerings that he believes will appeal more to on-the-go diners. “We’re modifying our menus to be able to do very good food, but be able to do a faster lunch. So all of our downtown business friends who maybe stopped coming because we couldn’t do it quick enough for you, we’re going to be able to do that now (and) we welcome you back. And we’re going to have, still, just an outstanding dinner offering. And then once we start seeing a lot of our occupancy coming back for our hotel, we’ll reopen our breakfast offerings, so we’ll have all three meals going in the near future. But we’re going to start with lunch and dinner initially.”

Maxwell also notes the restaurant will be run by his staff, not by Angie Peterson owner of Angie’s Teagarden in Jefferson in spite of what rumors around town had claimed. Peterson will help the Pattee Cafe on a part-time basis, which she says will mostly involve baking pies. To learn more about this and other Hotel Pattee topics, click the link below to listen to the Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program with Maxwell.