Cafe the Tartan Larder and the restaurant Shaker and Vine have both announced in the last month that they are to close
The businesses, who are both located on Main St, told customers via social media that they would not be able to continue.
The owner of Shaker and Vine said that running costs made the restuarant ‘just not viable any more’. The Tartan Larder owners said the impact and the aftermath of covid had had a huge financial and emotional impact on them.
Paul Lambert of Shaker and Vine said on Instagram:
Sadly we have to close our doors. It’s just not viable any more.
With the costs of running a restaurant like Shaker, it just became impossible to navigate.
A huge thank you to everyone who came through our doors and to the many members of the team over the 4.5yrs that made Shaker what it was. I wil never forget it.
Tartan Larder owner Paul told customers on Facebook:
TO ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS..
IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS & A HEAVY HEART THAT WE HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE WILL BE CLOSING OUR DOORS ON THE TARTAN LARDER FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SUNDAY 22ND JANUARY 2023 AT 4pm …
WE HAVE HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE OF SERVING YOU FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS BUT SADLY DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID & THE AFTERMATH.. WHICH HAS HAD A PROFOUND AFFECT ON OUR CAFE FINANCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.. WE ARE ALSO DEALING WITH THE NEWS OF MY WIFE SHARON HAVING COLON CANCER.. WITH ALL OF THIS STRESS WE HAVE DECIDED THAT CLOSING OUR CAFE IS OUR ONLY OPTION..
WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR KINDNESS & SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS AND WE HOPE THE TARTAN LARDER WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SMALL PIECE OF YOUR HEART AS IT WILL OURS..
WE WANT TO THANK OUR WONDERFUL FAMILY & STAFF WHO HAVE MADE THE TARTAN LARDER A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR ALL OF US..
TO SEAN,LAURA, BRIANNA, JESS, NATHAN, JACKIE, JACK, SEAN, FRAN, PADDY, COLAOISE, OSCAR, GEMMA, HARRY, CLODAGH, ROISIN AND ALL OUR SUMMER STAFF THAT WORKED WITH US OVER THE YEARS
ITS BEEN A BLAST BUT ITS TIME FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER OF OUR LIVES…
THANK YOU ALL
LANG MAY YER LUM REEK XXX
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“It’s sad to see these two businesses who have been great additions to the town close after so many years. It’s a clear indication that we need to focus on the redevelopment of Main St to help businesses there really thrive. We need to move forward quickly with the plans under Sustainable Swords for the major improvement to the centre of the town. I wish the owners all the best in the future and I want to wish Sharon the very best with her treatment.”