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HEN 26-YEARold restaurant icon Nana’s held its last service June 30, the resounding question was, “What’s next for Scott Howell?” A stalwart of the Durham dining scene, the eighttime James Beard Award semifinalist opened Nana’s in 1992, and the fine dining establishment was soon a firm favorite. “Nana’s was always what it was, it just got too financially difficult to operate,” Scott says. “We were doing great business, we just needed to do more business because everything got scaled out of proportion, and it just didn’t make sense anymore.” Despite continuing to run three other successful businesses (quick-service

Rick Robinson and Scott Howell at DeeLuxe Chicken, their new restaurant on Broad Street.

ScottFree The end of Nana’s marks the beginning of a new chapter for Chef Scott Howell B Y V EDA G I L B ERT | PHOTO BY BET H MA NN

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THE FOOD & DRINK ISSUE

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