Newry based business the Velveteen Rabbit Cafe has closed its doors. The popular city centre cafe took to its social media to thank the public for their amazing support. The cafe has put the rising cost of living at the centre of its reasons for closure. It is the second city centre cafe to close its doors in as many weeks following the closure of “Craft Cafe” on Margaret Street.
Speaking from their social media a spokesperson for the cafe said:
“It is with regret that we announce that today was the last day of trading of The Velveteen Rabbit Cafe.
To be honest the shocking rises in cost have forced our hand and although we are heartbroken we have done all we could.
Every single one of our customers has been amazing and we appreciate you more than you’ll know.
If you have vouchers/bookings please send us a message on Mondays and we can see what we can do.
Thanks so much to the people of Newry for everything. We will miss the craic more than anything.
Over and out from the VR 2022! “
Michelle and Team xxx