Saturday, April 12, 2008


I am getting down to the wire here. I am so grateful for all the love the community has shown us the past few weeks. I have heard so many stories from customers about how Pat's Place has been a part of their lives the past thirty years. I have even heard stories of the grocery store that was here before our time. I love all the history and would love to find a way to record every bit of it to keep it alive. The Show Low Museum is planning a Pat's Place room. They want to incorporate some of the history of Nick's Market and how the building evolved into Pat's Place. It will be very exciting to record some of that history.

The final day, April 13th, I am having a Farewell Wall. For $1 anyone can sign the wall as a farewell gesture. All the money raised plus a matching donation will be donated to the VFW to pay postage to mail packages to our soldiers overseas.

It's off to work now.

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Last Week

This is the last week of Pat's Place. It is bittersweet. Patrick and I will miss the many friends we have made over the years but it will be nice to start new adventures. We have enjoyed the last 30 years but the restaurant business doesn't often leave time to enjoy life. It will be nice to try that for a change. We are planning a Pat's Place reunion on the corner (where our building used to be) before and during the 4th of July parade. We hope to see many of our customers and employees.

I am going to start the cook book as soon as I get past the auction on April 26th. I will post updates here and on my website as the book progresses.

I am very excited to be able to start gardening again. It is a perfect time for new beginnings.