Dear customers, neighbors and friends—
With equal measure heartache and relief, I must tell you that JEFFERSON MARKET WILL BE CLOSING ON OCTOBER 1st. While I appreciate that many of you will find this news a bit of a blow, I hope you will understand also that I would not take this step were there any other viable alternative.
We will continue our current schedule with coffee, pastries and full menu service for September, though blueplate dinner specials and catering are discontinued. I hope you will take time this month to say goodbye, celebrate community, have a few last meals and pastries, and take advantage of great savings on our remaining store stock.
For seven years, we have been graced to serve this intelligent, compassionate and vibrant community. In acknowledgment, throughout the month we will be filling our front windows with photographs, new and old, of our customers, employees, vendors and friends. Please feel free to post your own pictures, thoughts and wishes for the future.
The business will remain for sale as is for a few months. Realtor information will be available shortly. Rental inquiries for alternative businesses can be directed to the landlord, Issa Properties.
This market has served the neighborhood in various guises since at least 1924. I have no doubt that someone will step in shortly to continue that legacy. I hope you’ll welcome them into the community as you did us. Thanks so much for your patronage, support and understanding. I will keep you all posted of any further developments.
Yours, Jean Henry