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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Eastwood Inn lives on

If walls could talk, the Eastwood Inn would probably have a lot to say.
The iconic restaurant along state Route 30 in Ligonier has entertained the likes of Dean Martin, Neil Armstrong and countless local celebrities for 81 years.
It has built a reputation of exclusivity with no advertising, a somewhat formal dress code and a doorbell required for entry.
Finding the place was a bit of a wink-and-a-nod-later act for years.
For the first time in its storied history, the restaurant will operate under a new family. The Eastwood Inn is now owned by Drue Spallholz, 33, and Erica Nuckles, 33 of Ligonier. The couple are the first owners not related to the Stroupe family to own the place, but they are dedicated to retaining the restaurant's aura.

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