Iconic sign relit at Lansing Corners
Two years ago, new Lansing Corners owners Tammy and Ward Jeno said, "We want to bring Lansing Corners back to its golden days, but with a modern touch. And, that's exactly what they've done.
Beginning this spring, the Jenos worked on getting the sign completely redone with all new neon tubing and lighting.
To be located near family, Tammy and Ward, residing in California at the time, decided to return to Minnesota and purchase Lansing Corners, located just west of Lansing.
Ward is originally from Medford.
"We want the historic character and reputation of years past brought back to the business," Ward said.
The neon sign had seen its better days and was no longer functional. "We've fixed it," says Ward, the trend now being toward LED lighting. He emphasizes that he and Tammy want the original look of the say, the way everyone in the area remembered neon.
The project turned out to be more costly than expected, said Tammy. "People in the area deserve to have the sign the way it was originally designed.”
Lansing Corners Supper Club serves as a restaurant with prime rib, and brought back by popular demand, an old favorite, haddock.
Tammy continued, "We want our diners with every day tastes, burgers, fries, etc. but we also provide fancy meals families at home don't typically eat on a daily basis."
"Since our opening, we've poured everything we have into it and our customers have been just great," Ward says.
"We are here to stay and this sign is proof this place is loved, by not only us, but by our wonderful customers," said Ward.
On Aug. 2, Tammy and Ward had a re-lighting ceremony (at 8:30 p.m.). Over the years the sign has been viewed by many drivers going by and regarded as a trademark of a popular restaurant.
Special prices for dinners and for drinks were offered to customers on this special night.
"This place is historic, and the locals love it," said Ward and Tammy. "Now, everyone can again enjoy this beautiful sign," they added.
Only four sign companies in the state still do neon signs. LED lighting is reportedly less expensive but Ward and Tammy said their customers deserve the lighting to be as it was originally meant.
Customers have shown much love and support, the Lansing Corners owners report.
"We have been most appreciative of this support and this is our way of giving back," the Jenos said.
Lansing Corners is located 10 miles south of Blooming Prairie on Highway 218.
To obtain more information, call 507-433-7811, or send an e=mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to the Lansing Corners website at lansingcornerssupperclub.com.