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Darrel Goodman marks 45th year in business in Kane

June 29, 2012

Photo by Ted Lutz – Darrel Goodman is marking his 45th year as owner-operator of the Arlington Hotel restaurant and bar in Kane. A special anniversary performance by the "Arlington Express" is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Arlington near the traffic light at Fraley and Greeves streets in Kane.

Darrel Goodman has performed with "country and western" music legends Loretta Lynn, Eddie Arnold, Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins and many more.
But most Kane area residents know Goodman as the gregarious owner-operator of the Arlington Hotel restaurant and bar at the traffic light at Fraley and Greeves streets in Kane.
Goodman now is marking his 45th anniversary in business in Kane.
Joined by fiddler Maryann Burggraf and guitarist Brian Burt, Goodman will play the accordion as usual as the "Arlington Express" performs tonight at the Arlington Hotel. The anniversary special performance begins at 7 p.m.
Goodman and his late sister, "Cowgirl" Clara Rittenhouse were performing together "on the road" when they decided to buy the Arlington Hotel in 1967.
A large portrait of Darrel and Clara hangs over the center of the main bar at the Arlington.
Goodman said that "meeting customers" has given him the most satisfaction as a businessman in Kane.
"I've met a lot of nice people," he said.
Like most local businesses, the Arlington has felt the economic downturn.
Goodman remembers the day when Kane "factory" workers patronized the Arlington on a steady basis.
"We had a new group of customers with every shift change," he said.

See full article by purchasing the June 30 edition of The Kane Republican.

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