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Via Valley News business reporter John Lippman:

White River Junction — A popular Upper Valley comfort food destination has changed hands.


The Crossroads Country Cafe in White River Junction has been sold by its owner, Randy Jacobs, to Vincent Cantore, owner of Cantore’s Pizza in the Glen Road Plaza shopping center in West Lebanon.


Jacobs, who bought the cafe on Sykes Mountain Avenue 14 years ago, is the owner of the Claremont Country Cafe.


Cantore, who opened Cantore’s Pizza six years ago, said the purchase closed on Monday and the restaurant will be renamed Cantore’s Crossroads Cafe.


“We are going to make some minor changes here and there but otherwise keep it a good quality breakfast and lunch business,” he said in a telephone interview Tuesday.


Among the changes will be a “tweak” in the hours — from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. The cafe used to be open until 3 p.m., but Cantore said “there isn’t much business” in that last hour.


The menu will remain the mostly same, he said, but desserts will return and cupcakes will be added. “Cupcakes,” he said, “are technically a small dessert.”

Find a full report in the Sunday Valley News.

The Crossroads Cafe building in White River Junction, Vt., on Sept. 26, 2017. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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