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Updated: 10/18/2014 10:29:31PM

Chalet Suzanne to close

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PHOTO BY PAUL STAIK


After eight decades of service to the community, Chalet Suzanne is closing its doors and its owners, Eric and Denise Hinshaw, are retiring.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Chalet Suzanne Restaurant hours, as posted on the outside of one of their banquet halls.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CHALET SUZANNE


Bertha Hinshaw, the founder of Chalet Suzanne. Her husband was Carl Hinshaw Sr.

By CATHY PALMER

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After 83 years, the world-famous Chalet Suzanne Restaurant and Inn, one of Lake Wales signature sites, will be closing its doors on Aug. 3, according to owner Dee Hinshaw.

After years of struggling with a declining marketplace for its quirky accommodations and toney cuisine, the Hinshaws opted to put the whole 100-acre inn site and restaurant up for sale, Hinshaw said.

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