December 8, 2005
Bullshit: Round Three
I have been trying to be cheery (really....truly...honestly) but this...this....this just makes me want to cry!!!!
Hello friends and neighbors...Please note, the Thurman Cafe is named after a street and bears no relation to me.
It is with a heavy and disappointed heart that I inform you all of the immediate closing of Thurman Cafe. We will cease to operate as of close of business this evening. We have truly tried everything that we can think of....and are frankly out of time, ideas and quite honestly money. With each passing day the meager and increasingly declining sales figures have launched us further and further into debt...all of this with the "slow season" just around the corner.
The intent behind our every action was to create a community cafe that would "pull together" and continue to grow the Shaw neighborhood, much like our mission and experience at Hartford. Unfortunately that dream was unable to be realized. Our love and expertise is in the community cafe/coffeeshop industry, and it was apparent immediately that the neighborhood was in search of something else.
To those who have supported us from day one, I say thank you for your investment, time and consideration. I cannot express to you how truly sorry and sad I am to have to send this e-mail...as an independent business partner, community developer, hopeless non-profit do-gooder and as a resident of the Shaw neighborhood.
Thank you for your time and have a happy and safe holiday season.
Hartford Community Cafe & Coffee Roasters
What is relative is this:
Where the FUCK am I supposed to eat?
Where the FUCK am I supposed to get my coffee?
Where the FUCK am I supposed to access the internet for free?
It's all about me, up here at robthurman.com but tonight...tonight my heart goes out to my neighbors who gave me some happy months, some great food, some awesome coffee and my 'hood some hope.
They'll be missed.