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Red Rooster Cafe in Gig Harbor Closes Unexpectedly

The owner of Red Rooster Cafe, Jamie Radcliffe, announced on Friday that the waterfront restaurant in downtown Gig Harbor closed after her lease was revoked.

Updated on Jan. 1:41 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013

The owner of Red Rooster Cafe, Jamie Radcliffe, responds to the restaurant closure. See her response in the comments section below.

Original post on Dec. 30, 2012

The owner of Red Rooster Cafe, Jamie Radcliffe, announced on Friday, Dec. 28, that the waterfront restaurant in downtown Gig Harbor closed after her lease was revoked.

In the summer of 2011, the .

The cafe's landlords Stanley and Judith Stearns proposed the ordinance change after the restaurant was struggling under the limitations.

Radcliffe broke the news on Red Rooster Cafe's Facebook page:

My lease was revoked today. This was unexpected and I am truly sad for this loss. I put every ounce of my heart and soul into building the RR, but apparently God has another plan for me.

I have been informed that the building owner has arranged for someone else to re-open the restaurant within the next few months as the new owner.

I have not been informed who the new owner will be or exactly when the RR will re-open, but I would imagine that they will still take any gift certificates you may have recently purchased.

I hope with all of my heart that when the Red Rooster opens back up and that all of my wonderful regular customers and facebook friends will continue to love the RR. 

Thank you all sincerely for spending the past 2.5 years with me! I am going to miss so many of you so much!!

We are officially closed.

Patch will have more information as it becomes available.

Little Miss Sunshine! :) January 16, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Why? Because I am defending her and/or playing devil's advocate? No. I am not Jamie. My name is Stacey. I changed my name on the thread because people were getting so angry and I wanted people to lighten up.
Michele Reamey January 16, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Can we all just stop? This is not healthy or helpful. We are a community, tearing each other down does not lift anyone else up. A business closed. It was a loss to those who enjoyed it and those who poured their hearts into it. Let them have that. Let them mourn without the need to attack. And to those that are grieving, find peace in this time of change and do not strike out in your loss. Stand in the storm and wait for the way to be cleared. All of you are so much more than this. No one really wants to cause this kind of distress to themselves and others. Acknowledge the passing and move on. Let us not have a war, no one will win.
Jamie Radcliffe January 22, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Actually, anything I post on here is done so with my actual name, not an alias. - Jamie Radcliffe
Brent Champaco January 22, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Hi all. I just wanted to remind everyone about our Terms of Use - http://gigharbor.patch.com/terms - which can be summed up in three basic principles: -Keep it clean -Don’t try to trick people -Treat others as you’d like to be treated Any user who violates this will lose privileges on Patch. Period. Let's all keep that in mind.
Drew March 23, 2013 at 06:14 PM
I, for one, will be happy to try the new restaurant: whether they keep the name or not. Maybe I will get served instead of sitting for 25 minutes waiting for a waiter or waitress to even notice that I exist and then finally walking out with not so much as a good-bye. It can't get worse than that.

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