In a heartfelt letter the owner of Joe’s place thanks his customers and announces his closing after 29 years. “This Friday, January 30th, we’ll serve lunch at Joe’s Place for the last time,” says the letter. He says there is no talking him out of it this time, but maybe he can be convinced.
My Dear Friends-
I have finally reached the very difficult decision to close Joe’s Place.
For more than 29 years you have shared your lives and much laughter with us.
It is during our times of great joy and sorrow that we learn who our friends are. Connie and I define friends as the people we choose to call our family. We have been richly blessed with the good fortune that has brought many of you our way.
Thank you all for the countless treasured moments we have spent together.
You have greatly enriched our lives and have been incredibly generous with your show of support and love over these many years.
We tried this once before, three years ago, and your outpouring overwhelmed us, demanding an encore. This Friday, January 30th, we’ll serve lunch at Joe’s Place for the last time; and you’re not going to talk me out of it this time!
We truly have enjoyed our run at it, but feel that now it is time for us to move on.
We will leave here with many fond memories and the hopes that the future will look favorably upon y ou and your families.
Please know that while we may not see each other as often, you will always be held closely in our hearts.
You will always be welcome at our campfire.
Thank you again for all the good times.
We love you all.
-Joe & Connie