Erich Wennberg gives his wife, Katie, a kiss after the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 12, marking the opening of their restaurant, Maple Tree Inn, in Homewood. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Maple Tree Inn opened its new location at 18849 Dixie Highway in Homewood to the public on Feb. 7 and had a successful opening weekend, serving more than 800 diners, according to co-owner Katie Wennberg. But the ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 12 still proved to be an emotional occasion . . .

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