Cafe on Main to Open in Downtown Morton

Friday, April 29, 2011

Morton, IL – From the Field and the Main Street Deli announced today that they will be partnering to form a new downtown restaurant, Café on Main.  “This is a positive move for both businesses,” said Bill Turney, Owner of From the Field.  “This partnership will allow us to create a new eatery environment that incorporates the strengths of both of our establishments.”

The current Main Street Deli will be transformed into the new Café on Main, a breakfast and lunch eatery with a combination of Main Street Deli and From the Field menu options.  “We are going to keep sandwich and salad items from both restaurants and then add a few additional choices,” said Turney.  “Sandwiches can be ordered on a variety of fresh baked breads made right her, in-house. We will also be adding fresh breakfast items, including healthy choices, and continuing our delivery and catering business.”

Breakfast will include quick service, homemade breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, and pastries.  “We will have your basic breakfast sandwich options, but also a few gourmet alternatives,” said Turney.  “We want to always offer a mix of classic and contemporary foods that are fresh.”

The new Café on Main will also be offering Dinners-To-Go, homemade dinners that can be purchased frozen, refrigerated, or cooked and ready to serve at your home.  “Families are looking for quick dinners that are healthy and homemade,” said Turney.  “Our Dinners-to-Go can include fresh salads, bread, and homemade pie.  What a great alternative to fast food.”

The Morton Economic Development Council joined From the Field and the Main Street Deli in their announcement.  “This partnership will strengthen both businesses and support our efforts to reinvent downtown Morton,” said Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton EDC.  “I want to applaud Sam Parrott and Bill Turney for their vision.”

The new home of Café on Main will get a unique update courtesy of a student group from Illinois State University.  An interior design class is using the space for their final semester project and will be presenting their design ideas to Turney in May.  “When ISU called to see if we had any business owners that would like an interior design update, I immediately called Bill,” said Daly.  “He and Sam want to transform that space for their new Café concept and the students will be a great help in their process.”  The owners anticipate the new design will be implemented later this summer, in time for the Morton Pumpkin Festival.

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