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‘Impossible to survive’ – Leyland cafe closes blaming growing costs

Posted on - 7th January, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Leyland, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, South Ribble News
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Popular Leyland cafe The Hideout has announced its closure.

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The Hideout’s owners shared the news on Facebook, saying that growing costs had made it ‘impossible to survive’.

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They said the decision had been taken with ‘great regret and sadness’, and thanked customers for their support.

The full statement reads:

“It is with great regret and sadness that we must announce the permanent closure of The Hideout Leyland. It has been the hardest decision we have ever had to make yet with the continuing growing costs it has made it impossible to survive. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers over the past 4 years, we have met some amazing people and what we have achieved wouldn’t have been possible without you. Please appreciate that behind this post we are hurting and deeply upset. We hope you all take care and again thank you.”

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The Hideout opened in Sumner Street in October 2019.

Upset customers responded to the news.

One said: “This is so sad! So many independents, and even bigger businesses suffering like this.”

A second wrote: “Gutted! My fave ever cafe. Makes me so mad that brilliant local businesses are being forced out by rising costs.”

And another commented: “I’m absolutely gutted for you – this is such a heartbreaking situation. Thank you for the lovely food, warm welcome and excellent coffee that you’ve always provided when I’ve been in.”

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