Farewell Events Organized for Denise Lane

Denise Lane at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in 2012. File photo


Community members are organizing farewell events for longtime Los Alamos restaurateur/Realtor Denise Lane who has sold the Dixie Girl Restaurant and is moving to Albuquerque.

“There are few people in recent Los Alamos history who have touched so many lives as Denise,” JJ Maier said.

Lane’s community involvement includes:

  • serving on many boards such as the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation;
  • being a consistent supporter of chamber and community based functions;
  • serving on the Los Alamos County Council 1993-1998 and serving as chair in 1997;
  • serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission 2005-2006;
  • developing and managing three restaurants – Hill Diner, Central Avenue Grill and Dixie Girl;
  • feeding firemen and county staff during two devastating fires;
  • hiring local young people perhaps more than any single employer;
  • participating in negotiations of the land DOE transfer to County including site location for the Research Park;
  • serving the community as a Realtor; and
  • being an avid supporter and mentor for Los Alamos youth and youth activities.

“Thank you and farewell” scroll-cards for friends and community members to sign for Lane will be available beginning Tuesday at:

  • Mesa Public Library;
  • Betty Ehart Senior Center;
  • White Rock Senior Center;
  • Los Alamos Visitor Center;
  • White Rock Visitor Center; and
  • County Municipal Building.

Community members are invited to stop by the Dixie Girl Restaurant 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 to sign cards and extend farewell wishes to Lane.

Editor’s note: Read details of the Dixie Girl sale and its new owners shortly in the Los Alamos Daily Post.