Newton already knows what Kay and Kevin (in photo) are capable of.
Johnny’s, once the storied Langley Deli, was another business that already meant so much to generations when they took ownership in 2014.
We also know they share the same commitment to the community. During the COVID lockdown Johnny’s donated and delivered thousands of quarts of soup to those who were unable, or too frightened, to go out. They’re consistently donating to local causes. They’ve led efforts to promote sustainability and independent farming. They're tireless advocates for small businesses.
?“I’ve entertained a lot of offers but I really think Kevin and Kay are the best fit to merge these two businesses,” Joe Prestejohn told me.
“I believe I’ve found someone to preserve what we’ve been able to create, someone who can maintain the same caliber of service,” he added.
Kay says she has nothing but respect and admiration for all Joe and Susan have done.
They’re committed to keeping Cabot’s employees, look and feel. They’re committed to preserving the Prestejohn legacy as a place that puts community at its center and Reese’s Pieces on top a Danielle’s Choice.
But wait, there are sprinkles on top of this news too
Once Cabot’s sale goes through next month, Joe plans to help with the transition and then take a few weeks off.
After that, he agreed to continue to have a presence at Cabot’s.
Look for Joe behind the counter, making sundaes on Saturdays (along with parfaits, frappes, malteds, freezes and the rest
) and on other days too, helping new generations create new memories.