Downtown D’Lites Frozen Yogurt Bar and Café was opened by Larie Hurton and her father, Gary Beasley. They and their families worked long and hard to decorate and furnish this charming little restaurant with a downtown theme. They secured the frozen dessert
machines, remodeling the building from its former layout as Nanny Goats’ restaurant to accommodate them. The original plan to sell frozen yogurt as the main menu offering and just have to-go salads and wraps soon developed into a regular lunch menu served right in the dining room.
After a month of working with the Hurton/Beasley families to learn the ropes, the VanDoren family took over the ownership of Downtown D’Lites. Debbie has always enjoyed cooking for large groups of people, and the VanDoren family has taken joy in having many people in their home for meals. Now they can combine their love of people and their joy in preparing good food as they work together to serve the delightful customers of Downtown D’Lites!
Currently Debbie, and Alan and Debbie’s youngest son, Bucky, are the only two VanDorens working onsite! Moves, marriages,and having babies have drawn Bucky’s older siblings in other directions. Yet we have a wonderful staff of caring, friendly, and hard working young people who have become our “D’Liteful” family here. We are thankful for the great people God has brought across our path, to serve each of you who come our way!