April 5, 2014
Dear Friends, Neighbors and Loyal Customers,
Today, after much thought and discussion, we are announcing that at the end of October 2014, we will be closing the Newfane Country Store. Many factors have gone into this decision; certainly the state of the local economy, as well as the decline in tourism within our area are considerations. But, the driving force behind this decision is the fact that after working very hard for the last 12 years, we are simply ready to start slowing down a bit and easing into (semi-)retirement.
For the next 6 months, we will continue to operate the store on its current four day a week schedule, open from 10 AM until 5 PM, Friday through Monday. As we get closer to October, we will announce more details about the closing. In the meantime, we certainly hope that you continue to patronize our store.
By the way, we're not going anywhere; we will continue to own and live in our wonderful building here in the center of Newfane village. Our plan is to lease out the current retail space to some other local business; hopefully one that will be a nice asset for our community. (If you're interested, please let us know!)
So for now, thank you again for your business over the years. Hope to see you soon.
Marilyn and Bob