Not a big surprise given the FOR LEASE sign that’s been up, but I’m really gonna miss these folks. A big part of my daily routine for a long time, most memorably last summer.

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At the risk of stating the obvious: what a crazy few months it has been.  - FIRST THE GOOD NEWS: Marigold Coffee is still roasting. - The pandemic has taken a toll on the small business community, and our business is no exception. When we first closed the cafe back in March we didn’t know how long we’d need to stay closed or what the future would look like. We’ve had to reassess our entire strategy and are trying to predict what we can and cannot do in order to survive and operate safely. - After much deliberation we’ve made the decision to forego renewing our cafe lease. We’ve concluded that it is not sustainable under the terms we were offered combined with the ongoing uncertainties of the pandemic. - There are so many things to grieve these days. While the decision to end our tenure at Holgate is the right one, it is still very disappointing and difficult, nonetheless. We are truly sad to see this chapter of Marigold come to an end.  - At the same time, we are full of gratitude for each of you, all our loyal customers. We will miss you all! Thank you for patronage, your kindness and your company. - To our wonderful baristas who brought the sunshine to this corner of Holgate: You’ve all worked so hard to make the cafe a special and welcoming place for our customers and for your fellow co-workers. You’ve been a part of creating a wonderful community and for that we so grateful. Thank you for being such an awesome group of humans to work with. - I tried to find photos of our team of baristas over the years, but sadly I’ve missed a few lovely faces. Please send photos if you have any memories you’d like to share of your time with us at the cafe.  - While we are not re-opening the cafe at this location, Our wholesale business is gaining strength and taking new shape. In spite of the many challenges and setbacks we have a lot to be optimistic about. We hope to re-open a cafe someday, we just cannot say when or even what that would look like. - With gratitude and wishes for your health and well-being, Joey Gleason Kate Kinne Cassy Gleason

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