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Hideaway was family’s restaurant ‘in the day’

Lila Nikla
Posted 3/25/22

Mars Hill, North Carolina

To the Editor:

My name is Lila Nikla. I graduated Monticello High school in 1954 and married Gerard Nikla, youngest son of James and Theresa Nikla. I now live in Mars …

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Hideaway was family’s restaurant ‘in the day’

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Mars Hill, North Carolina

To the Editor:

My name is Lila Nikla. I graduated Monticello High school in 1954 and married Gerard Nikla, youngest son of James and Theresa Nikla. I now live in Mars Hill, North Carolina. Can you possibly tell me what happened to my in-laws’ business, the Hideaway Restaurant on Port Jervis Road in Monticello? The owners, my in-laws, are both dead. I am curious, and my husband died 16 years ago. Please let me know if it is still a business.

Our family has a restaurant here [in N.C.] My children run it now. My husband was in the Army and is buried in a V.A. cemetery where I will be as well.

I keep in touch with Sybil Cooper who was Sybil Krauser. Her husband was Alan Cooper, president of my class, and her father owned the hardware store in Monticello.

I receive your paper and enjoy it very much.

Thanking you in advance.

Editor’s note: The restaurant Mrs. Nikla refers to, The Hideaway, was a famous night spot where on occasion performers such as Alan King or Carol Burnett could be spotted enjoying a meal. The restaurant is still there in Monticello, however it is now named Solaia.

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