Owner of Northeast cafe announces closure with emotional post

Maeve's Cafe in Minneapolis will close its doors on Dec. 22.
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Maeve's Cafe in Northeast Minneapolis will shut its doors next month, with its owner bidding an emotional farewell to her customers.

Mary Cassidy has been a fixture in the Northeast dining scene for a quarter of a century, but is closing the doors of her current venture, Maeve's Cafe, on Dec. 22.

She opened the cafe at 300 13th Ave NE in 2011, having previously spent more than a decade running the Audubon Cafe,

In a Facebook post announcing the closure, Cassidy says that her body is "tired and needs some minor repairs."

"After 25 years of enjoying your smiling faces, of watching you and your children and their children grow, it is time to say goodbye," she wrote.

"My heart says, do this forever, unfortunately, my body cannot."

"There aren't words to convey just how much we, I, will miss you all," she continues. "It is almost beyond belief that this chapter is coming to an end. The reality of not seeing your kind faces every day fills me with deep sadness."

She said that another small business has been identified to move into Maeve's soon-to-be-vacant location.

Here's the full post:

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