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Shorty’s Corner Cafe is located at 1201 Washington Ave. in Detroit Lakes where George & Becky’s once was. Shorty’s and its new owners have embraced everything the cafe was, as its menu, prices and staff are exactly the same. PAULA QUAM/DL NEWSPAPERS

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Driving by the corner of 1201 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, one may notice a busy little place called Shorty’s.

The downhome, made-from scratch, everybody knows your name kind of café sits right along the bustling strip of downtown, two blocks from the lake.


Shorty’s became Shorty’s on Sept. 1 when Lee Shermerhorn told her bosses at George and Becky’s that she and her family would take over the restaurant so that they could retire.

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