Hardware City Cafe closes

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:04
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - People visited Hardware City Café’s Facebook page for the lunch menu and daily sandwich special for the day were greeted by a surprising message over the weekend.

“Unfortunately, due to business being so slow, we were forced to close our doors yesterday. We enjoyed getting to know all of you and appreciate your constant support and friendship,” wrote the café Saturday.

Hardware City Café closed on Friday.

The café opened in May in the former Café Beauregard site at 2 Main St. Café Beauregard closed in February after four years in business.

Owner Isaac Silvia also operates West Side Tavern, a Brazilian restaurant which opened in 2015.

Hardware City Café focused on breakfast and lunch with a hot and cold bar, special sandwiches, desserts and soups.

The café was co-owned by Miriam Geraci and Ellen Cedarfield. Geraci is a member of the Board of Education and a Republican candidate for Common Council in Ward 5.

A request for comment was not returned in time for publication.

Many comments on the Facebook post were of sadness and disappointment, but customers also offered encouragement.

“So sorry to hear. It’s a very tough business climate right now here in CT. Hopefully you can regroup and come back on the scene with something even better,” Kristin Davis of New Britain wrote.

People with gift certificates from Hardware City Café can use them at West Side Tavern.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, General News, New Britain on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:04. Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:07.