Thumbs down: Hampstead lost an institution of more than 50 years last weekend when Dean's Restaurant served its last meal Sept. 26. Dean's was founded in 1962 by Glenn and Dorothy Dean Ross, according to the final menu the establishment had available for its customers on Saturday. The restaurant was taken over at some point by their daughter, Mary Jo Malone, who operated the establishment until it closed. Residents and patrons spoke fondly of the family atmosphere of the community cornerstone and, of course, it's locally famous broasted chicken. Owners of the Old Town Grill, which opened in Dean's place on Friday, hope that, over time, their restaurant can become weaved into the fabric of the community in the same way.