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A Message of Transition for Lampeter-Cafe

It has been a strange and difficult year for many individuals, businesses, and industries. The Lampeter-Cafe is no exception as we have been hit hard by shut downs, regulations, and limitations. As we took a hard look at where we are as the summer draws to an end, we have made the difficult decision to shut down the cafe operations. We will remain open during our normal business hours until our last day of operation, which will be Saturday, September 12th. We will continue to use the space for meetings and events. If you have an event booked with us, please note we will continue to host and book events as it is only the cafe, which will be closing. Also, if you have gift cards and are unable to redeem them prior to September 12th, the Speckled Hen in Strasburg, PA will begin accepting Lampeter-Cafe gift cards begining September 15th. 

There are many questions pertaining to the future of the business and property, which we do not have answers to as of yet. What we know is that it has been an absolute privilege to serve the community and we appreciate each of you. We look forward to continuing to host events and are currently booking events now through December 31, 2020. We have updated some FAQ’s below. Please be patient with our staff as they also will not know the answers to many of the questions you may have. 

Thank you for your incredible support. We look forward to serving those of you who stop in between now and September 12th. We pray this message finds you and your loved ones well and in good health. 


-The Lampeter Cafe Team

FAQ’s on Lampeter Cafe Closing:

Why are you closing?

-We have not been able to gain enough business back in the midst of Covid-19.


Will you reopen?

-At this point there are no plans to reopen the cafe. The events and catering business will continue. 


Are you still hosting events and or catering? 

-Yes, we are hosting events through the end of the year and our catering business will continue on as usual. 


What will happen to the building/property?

-The buildings will continue to be used for events for the rest of 2020. Beyond 2020 we do not know yet what will be happening on the property.


I have an event planned in 2020 at the Lampeter Cafe, will anything change? 

-No, our events and catering business will continue to operate for the remainder of 2020. 


What will happen with gift cards?

-Gift cards may be used from now until we close on September 12th. Starting on September 14th, the Speckled Hen in Strasburg will begin to honor Lampeter Cafe gift cards.


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