Friday, October 10, 2008

"Sad News from The Flipside"

Email from Jodi & Cliff:

We never anticipated having to compose a message such as this, and to be honest, we're not sure how to even communicate what is happening. But, the bottom line is, well....the bottom line. In every business you are going to have good days and bad days. And our good days have always been able to offset the bad. But, over the last few months the bad days have been out numbering the good. The economy is impacting everyone of us, and the result has been our food vendors, alcohol suppliers, ulitities bills, and our landlord have been raising their prices.

We have tried to keep our costs down and trim our labor costs as most as possible, but
it is just not enough. And, it sure doesn't look like the 700 billion dollar "rescue package" is going to send us a check.
We had the vision of providing a somewhat unique environment in downtown Clayton, that provided great food, beverages, music not usually available in Clayton, all in a comfortable, smoke free setting. We have strived to bring art and music to downtown through our Millstock Music and Art Celebration for the last eight years.

We have tried to provide a space for local artists to get their artwork in front of people. And we've loved every minute of it!
But, all good things come to an end, they say. And, while we've not set an actual date for closing yet, we wanted to give everyone a heads up, so it isn't a total shock. We'll let everyone know as soon as we've worked something out with our landlord.
It's been a wonderful ride. We didn't do this to get rich, by any means at all. But, it is illogical to attempt to continue as it becomes more difficult to pay our bills.
We do, REALLY, appreciate every one of your support. The musicians that have agreed to play here for just tips, food and beverages have been great! All of you that have lent us a hand in getting various projects/events off the ground, and you folks that attempt to come in on a regular basis.
We'll keep you posted.
Thanks again!
Jodi & Cliff


Anonymous said...

This is just TERRIBLE!! I love your place, the food & the great music! I pray you'll pull through! This is a sad day for me.

Anonymous said...

This would be a HUGE loss for Clayton!