“We are just a couple of normal schmoes who fell in love with a building and the Owego spirit”

-Julie Lovelass

The building that is now the home of The Owego Kitchen, 13 Lake Street, was unused and empty when the Lovelass’ found it in 2014. It was built in 1872, replacing a wooden building that burned down. Throughout its existence, it was at times a saloon, an office, a grocer, a shoe store, and a restaurant. After renovating the entire building, Ike and Julie opened The Owego Kitchen in 2015, a causal café serving breakfast and lunch. On any given day, The Owego Kitchen is bustling with regulars and visitors to village. It is known for its variety and quality of sandwiches, soups, and salads, fast and friendly service, and creative specials offered every day. In the summer, they also open

Back Alley Pig, an outdoor restaurant that serves specialty pork sandwiches. Once The Owego Kitchen and Back Alley Pig were established as a successful business, they turned over management to two of their best staff and moved on to their current project,

The Belva Lockwood Inn at 249 Front Street. This historic home was once a Female Seminary run by Belva Lockwood who was an accomplished lawyer and ran for President of the United States in the late 1800’s before women could vote. They plan to open the luxury inn by the fall of 2018 and in the meantime are having fun discovering unique architectural details and giving the building a new life!

To book a room, or for more information: The Belva Lockwood Inn

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The Lovelass’ and their search for the perfect location for their Inn were recently featured onHouse Hunters. The video can be viewed here: