Best Cafe identity Mabel McCormick dies
Mabel McCormick, the long-serving proprietor of Dunedin's Best Cafe, has died.
Mrs McCormick (66), sister of former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin, died at Dunedin Hospital yesterday.
She owned and operated the Lower Stuart St cafe, famed for its fish, oysters and whitebait meals, for 23 years.
When she made it known in January that she had sold to new owners and planned to retire, District Court judge Stephen O'Driscoll rounded up about 50 other regular patrons for a goodbye lunch at which Mrs McCormick was presented with flowers and fond farewells.
An obituary will follow. Fri, 5 Nov 2010