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Owners of Carriages Café at Newark Castle Station shut up shop

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The owners of a popular train platform café in Newark have shut up shop.

Carriages Café, at Newark Castle Station, has officially closed after six years in business.

Mother and daughter owners Wendy and Abigail Baird announced the news on the business' Facebook page, and said the closure was a result of a perfect storm of events.

Carriages offered free meals for people during the pandemic. 200320DD1-2
Carriages offered free meals for people during the pandemic. 200320DD1-2

"It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Carriages Cafe," read the post.

"A 'perfect storm' of events have forced us into liquidation and today we locked the door for the very last time.

"Thank you for your love and support over the past six years, Wendy and Abigail."

The community has reacted with sadness to the closure.

"So sorry to read this Wendy, from your posts I know how hard you both and your team worked and how much Carriages meant to you," a customer wrote on the Facebook post. "Onwards and upwards, you will shine wherever you go."

Someone else said: "This is so sad. You were a lifeline for so many through covid and I remember you were our last lovely family meal out just before the virus hit. I had the most delicious salad and veggie sausage roll. I will miss you very much."

Another added: "Ohhhh I’m really shocked. It was my FAVOURITE eating place. The place we chose for our wedding reception."

Wendy and Abigail recently opened a new business called Tree on Stodman Street, a juice and well-being bar.

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