Since opening back in 2013, Le Chalet has remained a familiar face on Park Row.
Cooking up a selection of beautiful French-inspired sweet treats, Le Chalet became well-known for afternoon tea, but just less than a week after its ninth anniversary in the city, the Park Row foodie spot has announced it will be closing its doors in the coming weeks.
The Le Chalet family, led by Nermine, left a heartfelt message on social media announcing the news:
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“With a heavy heart and extreme sadness I have to announce to you that we are hav[ing] to shut our doors permanently. We really, really tried…. but in recent times we were fighting the wind mills just to break even.
“We are aware that we sold vouchers recently even though we stopped the sales once we knew this would happen for sure. So we will open till the 15th of Jan to allow people to redeem them. We will only accept Le Chalet own vouchers. They can be redeemed in house, delivered or to buy our stocks out.
“All future bookings have been informed with deposits being refunded.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support; we had a nine year rollercoaster journey. We were loved and sometimes we weren’t but for sure all the regulars made it worth fighting for. We had something unique between our walls. Great love and great kindness that is shown between our team and community. It will be greatly missed although as everything , we had to come to an end.
“My last words to you, please be kind to one another. A kind word is like a warm cuddle that heals the deepest wounds. This way we will light the whole world leaving no place for darkness. I am spending Christmas with my family for the first time after 20 years and I hope I’ll see you all in the new year for the goodbye even though it was already tough to do the last few days.
“Thank you for all your continuous support.
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Le Chalet will be open from Wednesday 27 December – Saturday 31 December 2022 and will reopen on Friday 6 January and will officially close on Wednesday 15 January 2023.
You can help Le Chalet to find a new home with the ‘Choose Le Chalet to stay’ crowdfunder, which is offering a range of one-of-kind foodie packages to help raise a £45,000 target.
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