He was a Queen City original-- a business owner and a man who knew politics. Stratty Lines has passed away.
Stratty Lines owned the Oasis Diner in Burlington. Four generations of Lines worked there from 1954 until it sold about seven years ago.
In addition to food, the Oasis gained a reputation for serving up a side of politics. It even attracted President Bill Clinton, who visited in 1995. Stratty's son, David, told us his dad was a quintessential Vermonter who loved talking to Sen. Patrick Leahy as much as he loved talking to college kids. His community meant everything.
Stratty passed away at his home Friday. He was 84.
Services will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and again Friday at 10 a.m. at the Corbin and Palmer funeral home in Essex Junction.