Dream becomes reality at Logans’ Place
Logans’ Place is a family-run business. Keri (green shirt) is the owner-proprietor and is the main cook. Her daugher Hanna (orange shirt), a senior at Forest Park High School, and twin sons Jonah (left) and Josh, sophomores at FP, help out on weekends and when their busy lives allow. Grandaughter Mo is often on hand as well.
CRYSTAL FALLS—About a year ago, Keri Logan’s dream materialized, though it came with a healthy dose of apprehension.
Late last April, Logan took over Sommer’s Sausage Shop and deli in downtown Crystal Falls, renamed it Logans’ Place and prepared for the grand opening, which took place May 9. She had decided to take the plunge into business ownership for many of the same reasons others do – namely to be her own boss and to use her interests and talents in her professional life. In Logan’s case that meant cooking and food service.
While plans to open a new business are often fun to fantasize about, the reality can be a bit scary.
“Absolutely,” Logan said. “I lost a lot of sleep before (the opening) because I was stressed that it was going to fail.”
But Logans’ Place has not failed at all. The business, much like its menu, has expanded from its inception. Logans’ Place now offers an extensive menu, which includes subs, wraps, hot sandwiches, soups, appetizers, burgers, pizza, daily specials, breakfast, baked goods and ice cream treats.
The shop also sells deli meats and cheeses by the pound, homemade breads, cappuccino and is available for catering.
If that sounds like a lot, it is. But that’s the way Logan wanted it.
“We have all kinds of good stuff. We’re more than just subs. That’s what I’d like people to know.”
Logan’s passion for food service goes way back to her formative years in Kenosha, Wis. Her mother was a waitress, her sister was a waitress and Keri eventually became a waitress. But her real interest was cooking.