To our Neighbors.
After a long period of thinking, reflection, and consideration, we have decided to transfer ownership of our East Dundee Meet Market Location. We have successfully brokered a deal with Blue’s BBQ Chicago group, who currently has 2 other concepts in East Dundee, to take over the space and open their own unique concept. Over our year in East Dundee we have partnered with Blue’s on numerous events and I could think of no one better to take over our space. Please welcome and support them as you did us when we opened last year.
This decision was not made lightly. As a team, we discussed all of our options and where our focus should be as a company. We have built our Original Deli on Edison Avenue over the last 7 years and our Library location for 2 years. We have also expanded our catering component of the business. As 2015 approaches we anticipate our catering sales growing exponentially. We have some very rare opportunities and should increase our wedding reception catering by 100 percent. Currently, we have been so blessed with great repeat customers at the delis and with catering. We feel we need to focus our manpower and company bandwidth towards our Elgin locations and Catering to succeed as a company and continue to support our community and share our success.
By no means does this decision have anything to do with East Dundee, the Village, the people or anything else. This was purely our decision and it is bitter sweet to leave. The Village of East Dundee has been nothing but helpful in our opening and operating processes and all of our neighbors have been very supportive. We applaud what has been taking place in the town and owe a big debt of gratitude to them. I would like to also take this opportunity to Thank Tom Roeser for giving us this wonderful opportunity to open there and spread our values of community involvement and togetherness and being a wonderful landlord and business associate.
We will continue to be a part of East Dundee through our community lunches and hopefully community dinners as we do here in Elgin.
Thank you to all who have supported us over the years and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the years to come.