So the decision has been made. We will be closing for the summer. The construction has affected traffic, to the point where we think, it makes the most sense to shut down, and ride out this phase of construction, and then reopen in September. The exact date of reopening is still a bit up in the air, but likley the beginning of Septemeber, when phase two of construction is due to be finished. We don’t make this decsion lightly, and I have a feeling, if Kevin O’Leary had anything to say about it, he’d let us know the error of our ways, but for us, we feel this is the right decision. And just to clarify, we are NOT going of business, this is merely our survival strategy where we feel we can remain the most sane, manage the decreased cash flow best , and be more productive with the doors closed for a few months.
We will be using this time to work on some new ideas for Rumbletum, the biggest being, working out a breakfast menu. Our goal will be to open earlier, at 8 am, have a small and tasty breakfast menu, continue with our lunch menu and close at 3 or 4 pm. We’ve discussed doing breakfast for a few years already, but having to drive our kids to school daily prevented us from seriously entertaining the idea. Well, the kids have grown, and begun to spread their wings, and gotten licences and all that grown up stuff, so come September, we can finally fulfill the vision we’ve had, without guilt, or too much family disruption. Exciting and a little scary for us.
So, I hope you can understand our decision. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon, and we’ll be excited to show you a new, and improved Rumbletum! Thanks.
The Rumbletum crew.