Business profile

Chuck Flory: Owner, Atrium Cafe

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2000

Title and business: Owner, Atrium Cafe Biographical information: A Detroit native, Flory's family moved to Washington state when he was six years old. His father and uncle came to Juneau in the 1960s for summer building projects with his uncle's firm, Robert Flory Construction. But Chuck didn't make the trip himself until he got the opportunity to open and manage a new store for Shakey's Pizza Parlor in 1984, after working in various Washington locations for the chain for 10 years. Shakey's finally closed in Juneau, but Flory already had moved on, and he started Atrium Cafe just down the hall in the Jordan Creek Center in 1988. Flory, who will be 50 this year, still hasn't used his degree in engineering technology from Green River Community College of Auburn, Wash., but the former Marine and Vietnam combat veteran says he likes the comparative peace and quiet of Juneau. He has thought about opening a bar and grill someday but for now is content with the Atrium Cafe and league bowling.

Family: A part-Rottweiler, part-mutt, Milo, and a Calico-Siamese, Kelly.

Cafe offerings: Sandwiches, hot dogs, meat and vegetarian chili, sausage quiche, tacos, sloppy joes, macaroni and potato salad, beef stew, baked goods, cookies, soft drinks, coffee - and jovial conversation.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Sign: ``I'm Not Deaf, I'm Ignoring You''

Latest offering: Russian hard candy - strawberry, lemon and citrus among the flavors - from Vladivostok, courtesy of exchange students.

Specialty: Made-from-scratch lasagna.

Quotable: ``I pretty much enjoy the customers. I guess if it wasn't for that, I wouldn't do it.''

Contact information: 789-2020; 8800 Glacier Highway



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