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Readers had questions about both old and new businesses this week.

Reader question: There is a Cenex gas station at the corner of highway 15 and 76 in Greenville that has/had the Greenville Cafe attached to it. It was always busy. On Monday, when I went by, there were no cars in the lot. There were two trucks backed up to the door and a new sign saying Leo’s Diner. Can you get any info on it?

Answer: The Greenville Cafe is getting a new name, but is keeping the same owners, Blanca Silva and her father Salvador Silva. It’s at N1665 Greenville Drive.

The Silvas have operated the restaurant since March 2014. At that time, they kept the old name, Greenville Café, because it was already on the side of the building.

The cafe had been operated previously by Lois Reiland. She moved her catering business to Hortonville in late 2013.

The Silvas are renaming the restaurant now to establish its own identity.

“We thought it was time,” said Blanca Silva. “A lot of people were still coming in asking if Lois owned it.”

The children’s menu has been called Leo’s Corner for the past two years as a tribute to Blanca’s younger brother.

When they searched for a new name, the 8-year-old Leo spoke up and said they should call it Leo’s Diner. The name stuck.

The restaurant is currently closed as they remodel the interior and bathrooms.

“Our reopening date isn’t set yet,” Blanca said. “It should be in about two weeks or so.”

When it reopens, she said it will open one hour earlier, at 5 a. m. every day. It will serve until 8 p. m. every day except Sunday, when it closes at 3 p. m. The burger/sandwiches/steaks/breakfast menu will be expanded to include more salads, gluten-free items and Greek dishes.

Reader question: I see that they are doing some work inside the old Serious Burger location by the mall. Do you happen to know what is going in there?

Answer: Yes. It will be the Natural Nail Bar, a new manicure and pedicure salon. It’s at 4353 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Grand Chute, on the northern edge of the Fox River Mall in a multi-tenant building that also houses Qdoba and AT&T.

The space is being gutted and rebuilt. The nail salon is scheduled to open in early May.

Owner Henry Nguyen, a Neenah resident, also owns the New York Nail Bar in Oshkosh.

He said the Natural Nail Bar will include an actual bar that serves non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks to nail customers.

Nguyen said the salon is unique because of its natural emphasis and equipment sterilization procedures.

“We are doing organic lotions and scrubs made in the U. S. for the pedicures,” he said. “We’re equipped with a hospital autoclave to sanitize everything.”

A website and Facebook page are under construction.

Reader question: Do you know if Dinner Helpers will ever reopen?

Answer: Dinner Helpers’ Facebook page lists its status as “permanently closed” and its phone is disconnected.

The meal preparation business had been at 654 Ridgeview Drive until Sept. 2013. At that time, owner Gail Giese said she planned to relocate and reopen, but the new location fell through. In 2014, she put the business up for sale, and there have been no updates since then.

Reader question: Any news on the Papa John’s reopening in a new space in Neenah? It’s been gone since Marco’s opened and last we heard they were looking for a new spot to open.

Answer: Papa John’s closed two years ago on Commercial Street in Neenah. At that time, its franchise owners said they wanted to relocate in the area. A representative for Northern Bay Pizza, the franchisee, did not return a phone call last week asking if the group was still actively searching for a site in Neenah. In the meantime, Papa John’s has locations open in Oshkosh, Darboy and Appleton.

Maureen Wallenfang: 920-993-7116, or mwallenfang@postcrescent. com; on Twitter @wallenfang