After nearly three years of serving tea, cookies and scones, and tasteful lunches at Shabby Hattie's Tea Room & Boutique in Parkville, owner Marcia Cherrito decided that the tea party was over. She closed the tearoom after serving her last scone last Saturday.
"The economy didn't help," Cherrito says. "We opened with a bang and then fewer and fewer customers were coming in. I'll still be selling teas and things, but just on my website."
Cherrito plans to offer cooking and sewing classes out of her home. "I'm all about self-sufficiency. I think everyone needs to know how to garden, canning what they grow, sewing and cooking."
Another Northland restaurant that closed this month was the year-old Chubby's on Barry diner operated by restaurateur Vince Frew; the venue closed September 9. Frew was the brother-in-law of Vito LaBruzzo, the owner of the iconic Broadway location.
Jonathan Bender reported that Jalisco's Argentine Restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, closed September 14.