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After 32 years, owners of Mexican restaurant, motel ready to sell

Joyce and Terre Bucknam are retiring after owning the Adobe Inn for 32 years. Together, they built a restaurant that’s a local favorite, but said it’s time to close since their kitchen manager has decided to move on. The restaurant’s last day to serve food will be Sept. 30. Plaindealer photo by Erin McIntyre, contributed photo from the Bucknams
  Everyone knew about the pact. When Adobe Inn kitchen manager John Pizzarusso grew tired of coming in each afternoon to make the restaurant’s famous chips and salsa and tomal en elote — corn casserole — owners Joyce and Terre Bucknam would call it quits, too. It was a joke imbued with an unstated seriousness, something the kitchen and wait staff knew about. So when Pizzarusso dialed Joyce’s…

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