Spink Family Restaurant staff

Staff members of the Spink Family Restaurant include, front from left, Kailey Nieman, Kainan Otten, Ashton Otten, Skylar Otten and Paislee Dooley; second row, Eden Hemmingson, Sam Otten, Rhonda Otten, Alyana Mullinex and Joe Hoffman; and back, Addison Butler, Karisma Tripp, Kile Evans and Tray Appley. Owners Sam and Rhonda Otten said their staff is “amazing” and a big part of the restaurant’s success.

The staff of the Spink Family Restaurant held a practice run Saturday, Feb. 29 for friends and family, doing a test run of their new facility on Main Street Elk Point.

Anticipation in Elk Point and the whole area has been running high, waiting for the former Spink Café to finish renovating the space in the former American Legion building. The restaurant has been without a home since a Nov. 10, 2019 fire destroyed their original home in Spink.

According to owner Rhonda Otten, everything went smoothly and the restaurant was going to open at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The menu will remain much the same, including breakfast, salad bar and customer-favorite prime rib.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.