Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dear Valued Customers...

Have you watched “You got mail?” Meg Ryan had to close down her cute little bookshop after so many years, all her regulars where coming up to her to say how sad it is and what a shame. It’s not going to be the same. It was like that at the café this weekend.

When I got in on Saturday the signs were up. Dear customers, we will be closing down for renovations and will reopen in two months time etc. etc. Everyone had questions. Will it become one of those modern and cold, cookie cutter places after renovations? I don't know. But from the looks of other stores from the same company it probably will be all glass and shiny. What will we, the staff , do? Most of us are looking for new jobs or going without a part time job.

It’s good to hear how much people love this place and its atmosphere. It also makes me a little sad. I’m working here on closing day - next Sunday.. It’s going to feel like the end of an era when those doors close. This place has been part of my life for the past year. For the regulars, it's been part of their lives for many more years than that.