LINCOLN — Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Gene’s Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street business’ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didn’t lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill — but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.
Dumas got the bill 11 years ago when he took over operation of Lil & Gene’s from his dad Gerry Dumas. Dumas’ family had run the restaurant in the Winter Street neighborhood for 40 years before he became the owner.
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