The Comeback Track
We have been pretty quiet since we pressed pause on our adventure in mid-March. Suffice to say that we were all exhausted, anxious and finding our way through the unknown, so we took the decision to all look inwards until we were ready to emerge.
All of us have been through huge change and faced up to personal circumstances that have often felt out of our control. That doesn’t seem set to be relieved greatly in the coming weeks, but there is a sense of optimism growing in response to small liberties being restored. A new ‘normal’ is being established, and a picture of a future coming into focus, albeit with blurred borders. However, the time now feels right to come out of hibernation, figuratively, and share our excitement, share our ideas, and gather your feedback so we can welcome you through our door, or (*spoiler alert*) you can welcome us through your door!
Closing the doors to The Strawberry Thief for an indefinite period was heart wrenching. The future is uncertain and how we will operate when hospitality is given the green light to reopen is far from clear currently. However, as we approach our 4th birthday I am bursting with pride and achievement over what our little bar has become.
Let me leave you with special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send us a message, from the well-wishers to those seeking their specialist beer fix to those missing their favourite staff member, all have helped to keep us in positive spirits and eagerly plotting our return!
Take care everyone, we look forward to lifting the finger off the pause button soon!
Big love, Mike and The Strawberry Thief Team