WICHITA — Stephanie and Steve Compton are getting back in the restaurant business.
The two used to have Eaton Steakhouse, which closed amid numerous financial and other problems in 2009.
They made a new start in Augusta by selling baked goods to friends, businesses and at the local farmers market.
Now, they’re preparing to open Cinnamon Bakery & Caffe at 419 State St.
There’s no set opening date yet. It’s likely at least a month away.
“We’re just going to stay with the bakery and the lunches for now,” Steve Compton says of their initial plans.
It doesn’t sound like leaving the restaurant business was an option after the Eaton Steakhouse.
“Well, it’s called making a living,” Steve Compton says. “That’s what we do.”
“It seemed like a nice, quiet place to go.”
Eric Christinat, executive director of Downtown Augusta Inc., says he’s aware of the Comptons’ past problems. He says, though, Augusta is happy to have them.
“Everybody absolutely loves their stuff.”