A lan Kram has been in the food industry for 45 years. When Flat Creek came on the auction block in 2009, he wanted it. His sister encouraged him and said she would buy Flat Creek if he agreed to manage the place and make it a success. Success was not easy. Flat Creek had many problems. It could only accommodate about fifty customers. The kitchen was way too small. Against all odds, it was up to Alan to make this restaurant a success. Word spread that Flat Creek served great food and Alan and his staff really cared about the customers. Customers started coming in and they soon became friends. They were encouraged to bring in memorabilia to decorate the bare walls and ceilings of Flat Creek. They brought special items to personalize the restaurant. Now Flat Creek’s walls and ceiling tell a story about these friends.