Here we go again 🙁
You could say I was upset when I heard The Alley was closing it’s doors after 39 years…
You could say I was emotionally vested in The Alley…
So I was excited after almost a full year later, owner Mark Thomas reopened one of my favorite places on the planet.
He so giveth, also taketh away as Mark has announced The Alley store and cafe at 3221 N. Clark St. is expected to close around Halloween.
“It is still a very hands-on daily business that I found to be too challenging,” Thomas wrote in an email announcing the closure.
Thomas has suffered from health problems in recent years, necessitating the close, he said. He wants to one day find a “younger, healthier” partner to carry on Alley’s “strong, loved” tradition in a brick-and-mortar business.
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