A nearly decade-old cafe in Dorchester will close its doors this weekend. Owner Karen Henry-Garrett wrote a heartfelt message on the Dot 2 Dot Facebook page, letting patrons know about the impeding closure, which takes effect Friday, August 18, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.
Dot 2 Dot first opened in 2008 and has served breakfast and lunch for the last nine years in addition to playing host to open mic nights, live music events, and more community gatherings. Henry-Garrett’s message to customers read, in part:
I hope that you came because you enjoyed the food. I hope that you stayed because you enjoy being part of a community that strives to embrace all. In this spirit, I am sure that you will welcome the next tenant and continue to make Dorchester the amazing place it is.
Earlier this year, Henry-Garrett launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to purchase the building that housed Dot 2 Dot cafe. Now, she will “hand the keys over to a new tenant” and will take time “to slow things down a little and to spend more time with [her] family.”