Dear Friends,

I have made the very difficult decision to close Claire’s.

I am honored to have been a part of bringing Claire’s Restaurant to life. For the last year, I have endeavored to find the next owner of Claire’s, and to date have not. At this point, I have done all that I am able to do to keep Claire’s operating. There is a great opportunity for a passionate restaurant professional to showcase the bounty of our region and provide a warm gathering place in the heart of Main Street. The restaurant is still for sale, listed with Dave Rowell at Watson Agency. While I don’t know what form it will take, I am confident that we can look forward to the next chapter of a restaurant at 41 Main Street.

In the decade since we started to conceive Claire’s Restaurant, literally hundreds of you have contributed in myriad ways to make Claire’s a success. I hope that I will have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally.

Everyone at Claire’s joins me in hoping you will visit us in the coming days. We intend to go out on a high note. March 4th, Town Meeting Day, will be our last day of operation, and we will open the doors early – stay tuned for more details.

With appreciation,