A beloved cafe in Dumfries is closing its doors after 33 years. Harold & Cathy’s Dumfries Cafe has served the community since 1990.
The closure is coming as a result of the eatery being in the path of the Route 1 widening project.
The restaurant recently received the letter of acquisition pertaining to its building, according to a Facebook post. The cafe was given 90 days to either move or close its doors.
“As everyone knows the cost of purchasing or leasing real-estate in the area is soaring and it is just not feasible for our small family business to try to relocate. We have made the difficult decision to close our doors,” the Facebook post states.
Past customers commented on the post, sharing their memories and praising the cafe’s good food, quality service, friendly atmosphere and family-feel.
The cafe is slated to close Oct. 1.
The restaurant’s owners couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.