MIdlakes Cafe 1931

December 1931: “Mannal Sutton of Chicago, who recently purchased the Cottage Restaurant has begun extensive remodeling operations and construction of a new brick front along the south and east sidewalks. A new name will be selected from suggestions by the public with liberal prizes offered.” Well, I am told that the winner was Don King who came up with “Midlakes” as an appropriate name. The restaurant was located adjacent to the present police station.