Monday, August 17, 2015

Thank You Rosemary Beach

We have known that this day would come, but it is with extreme sadness that we announce that after 16 years, the temporary location for The Summer Kitchen Café in Rosemary Beach is coming to an end.  We will officially close our doors on September 6 as the new owners will close on our lots the first of October and plan to begin construction shortly after that.  Stay tuned for updates on our new location in the South Walton community in 2016.

It has been an amazing journey to be a part of the history of Rosemary Beach since the early days.  After opening our doors in 1999, we have had the honor of not only watching the town grow, but also watching many of your children grow and transform from toddlers to young adults.  It has been very special to witness.  While the architecture of Rosemary Beach is what the world attributes as its most stunning feature, we know that it is the heart of the people who make up this town that is truly spectacular.  We will never forget the way you rallied and supported our sister, Patti Warsheski, as she battled and ultimately lost her life to cancer.  Nor will we forget the endless conversations over coffee and wine, the laughter, the friendships.

Though the original Summer Kitchen Café is going away, we are not.  Knowing that this was imminent, we purchased the former Pensione building, now The Rosemary Beach Inn earlier this year and have opened the SK Squared in the first floor .  We look forward to creating the same, community atmosphere as SK2 matures into its permanent role in the town. 

Thank you to all who have walked through our doors over the years, we sincerely appreciate your patronage.  Our memories are too numerous to mention though our 3 year old son Aidan (now 15), opening the front door to the restaurant as he sees Jim DelMauro approaching – “good morning Jim, come in – have coffee” is a favorite one!  We would ask a favor.  Please share your favorite Summer Kitchen memories on our facebook page and tell us your favorite dishes too!

So this isn’t goodbye, just a see you later.  Much like when your kids go off to college – you know you will see them again, but it will never quite be the same. 

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