THE Allotment Café in Mossley which survived successive lockdowns has decided to close after nearly five years.
The café – which was previously The Flying Teapot café – opened back in 2019 following a five-month refurbishment.
The popular establishment off Manchester Road, near Woodend Mill, was a real haven for people to get takeaway refreshments once coronavirus restrictions started to ease in 2021.
But owners Rory Callaghan and Chelsey Knight have announced their intention to move on, with the café set to close for good on Sunday, August 27.
Addressing the community in a heartfelt Facebook post, Chelsey said: “Our time has come to say goodbye to you all. Rory and I have worked on this business for five years and our time has come to move on.
“We would like to thank absolutely every single one of you who has visited over the years and helped keep us going.
“Our regulars (you know who you are!) are genuinely the reason we kept going as long as we have, we wouldn’t be here without you.
“We’ve met incredible people and made amazing friends along the way. I hope in return you’ve found our café a place for comfort, good food and friendly chats.
“Our final day will be Sunday, August 27 – we hope we get to see you all before we go! Thank you all for everything.
“Ourselves, team and vision of this business are moving on but keep your eyes out for any updates for what the future holds for this place.”
Underneath the social media post, customers were quick to express their sadness about the forthcoming closure and wish Rory and Chelsey all the best for the future.