MONROE, Ore. - There are a lot of reasons to open a restaurant. Boredom was what motivated Shirley Kuhnly to open up The Sweet Spot.
However, Kuhnly hasn't been in the restaurant business all that long. She used to be a nurse, until an accident with a drunk driver forced her into an early retirement. It took around 20 years for her to recover, but she refused to let it stop her from living life.
"You're going to be the same age whether you sit at home on the couch or if you get up and do something," explains Kuhnly, "So get up and do it."
So 7 years ago she decided to go back to school to study the culinary arts.
Two years later she set up shop in Monroe.
Five years later she is still going strong with her small bakery and deli, located right off Highway 99, making everything from scratch and bringing in people from all over the state.