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Valentine Diners - Iowa - Mason City

Susie Q cafe

Mason City, Iowa

  • Business name: Suzie Q Cafe
  • Street address: 14 Second Street NW
  • Open or closed: Open
  • History: The Suzie Q is a 10-stool Valentine. Renus Lytle operated the business from 1948 to 1961. Mazie Long owned it for a year thereafter, then sold it to Charlotte "Charlie" Klatt, who ran it until 1985. Frank Holmes next operated the diner for 11 years. The following owners were Marlin and Mary Butz, who sold it to Jim and Cindy Pike in 1997. The current owner is Troy Levenhagen.
  • Model / serial number: Little Chef / Unknown
  • Images:
    Des Moines blog: Susie-Q Cafe
    Mason City Virtual Tours (Note: this link opens a large 360-degree image of diner interior)

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Entry: Valentine Diners - Iowa - Mason City

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: July 2014

Date Modified: July 2014

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