by: Photo By Susan Matheny - Darren Dudley at the Gateway Inn

   The Gateway Inn in Culver was purchased Feb. 13, by Darren and Thea Dudley, who are newly arrived from Mesa, Ariz.
   Darren previously worked in accounting and the computer field, but said he decided to get into the bar and grill business because "I wanted to try something new."
   This is their first business venture, but Darren has some restaurant background.
   "My last two years of high school I worked in a restaurant, and two years out of high school I was the assistant manager in New Mexico at a barbecue restaurant," Darren related.
   Meanwhile, Thea is continuing to work in the field of contract negotiations and credit management.
   The Gateway Inn features a cafe in the front which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The separate bar area has six kinds of beer on tap, video lottery machines, a pool table, and a TV.
   The business is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, at 303 First St., Culver. The business phone is 546-2405.
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