Dale & Donna Oviatt
Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929
Donna: That’s when all the houses were selling and everybody was moving out of Moab.
Dale: It was about twenty years ago.
Donna: It was when the mill closed down and everybody was moving out.
Dale: Whenever year it was, it was Thanksgiving Day.
Donna: He and I moved in Thanksgiving Day; the kids were grown and gone.
Q: The place that is now the Center Café on First West, was that an original house?
Donna: Dan, Lila Winberger used to own it. It was two rooms. When we bought it, we just kept adding on and adding on as we got kids. It was a really long lot, right next to the hotel, The Moab Hotel across from the Bike shop corner of 1st N and 1st W. Jack Rour used to run it then. Then we had a motel behind us and apartment complex on the other side of us so we decided it was time to move out.
Q: Did they tear your house down to build the café?
Donna: No, they still have the house there.
Dale: They just built all around it.
Donna: It became a restaurant right away as soon as we left.
Q: What was that restaurant?