Many in the Tri-County Region have enjoyed a visit to McGarrey's Oakwood Cafe.

The popular business is located on West 38th Street in Erie.

The late Mike McGarrey purchased the Cafe in 1978.

A few years later, his brother Kevin joined the operation.

Both former teachers, Mike and Kevin embraced the business.

When Mike passed away, his son Shane took over as a co-owner.

He told Erie News Now, "we are very fortunate that our customer base has supported us all the way through. The customers have been coming here since 1978, their kids and now their kids keep coming."

There have been many changes over the last 45 years to the Cafe.

Kevin McGarrey told Erie News Now, "we are going to be here for another 25 hours and we'll hit the 65-year anniversary mark".

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