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Mad Platters keeps courthouse appetites fed

 

August 24, 2022

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David Harms, right, with wife Coral and son Elson, operate Mad Platters in the basement of the Linn County Courthouse.

David Harms didn't set out to own restaurants.

He's a land surveyor by training, just like his father.

But the mid-valley native has found himself drawn to eateries for 30 years, including his latest adventure: Mad Platters, in the basement of the Linn County Courthouse.

"I'm excited," he said. "I named it Mad Platters so we can do things a little differently. We want to offer new menu items regularly and we're not stuck with one style of food."

Mad Platters is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to courthouse staff and visitors as well as the general public.

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