Retirement http://redriverradio.org en Shreveport restaurant's adoring patrons bid adieu to Panos Diner http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-restaurants-adoring-patrons-bid-adieu-panos-diner <p>A bustling and much beloved downtown Shreveport diner is quiet. The owners of Panos Diner, Andrew and Chris Panos, have retired from the restaurant business since they started washing dishes in the family restaurant in the 1950s. Over the 38 years in the downtown location, Panos Diner attracted a devoted coffee klatch. On Friday, the last day it was open, a handful of men gathered for a final cup of coffee. 88-year-old Hardy Cole is a retired CPA.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:41:34 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 26556 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport restaurant's adoring patrons bid adieu to Panos Diner Shreveport kitchen store owner retires http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-kitchen-store-owner-retires <p>KitchenWorks owner Karen Durham says she&#39;s surprised that all of her inventory will be sold by&nbsp;the time she turns 67&nbsp;next week. She announced her&nbsp;store closure earlier this month.&nbsp;Durham is saying goodbye to longtime customers who stop in to inspect her mostly bare shelves.&nbsp;The former high school teacher went into business with her sister in 1989, inspired by her mother&#39;s passion for cooking and a kitchen stocked with high-quality pots and pans. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:53:36 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 14265 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport kitchen store owner retires