Monday, February 8, 2016

Good-bye Local D'Lish

It is with a heart both slightly broken and majorly overflowing with gratitude and joy that I share some important news: Local D'Lish is closing its doors this week, and I will no longer be teaching regularly at that special store. I have so much to say about this!!! But in the mean time, please come support me, Ann, the Yin family, and our beloved neighborhood, which will be feeling a great loss, as we say good-bye to Local D'Lish and hello to new chapters in all of our lives!
A message from Ann Yin, the owner of Local D'Lish:

Dear Local D'Lish Family,
Close to 8 years ago I opened Local D'Lish with the goal of helping people connect
through the power of food. I wanted to highlight and feature local farmers and
food artisans by building a community centered around slow and intentional
food. I feel confident that through my little "magical" store, Local D'Lish, "WE"
have been able to do that.

What an honor it has been to get to know all of you and introduce you to
amazing local farmers, food artisans and chefs. In the last 8 years we have
launched many many foodie careers (especially for women), we have raised
thousands of dollars for hundreds of organizations, we have had an incredible
impact on the growth of the local food/farm to table movement here in the Twin
Cities. Through endless social events, winter markets, neighborhood events and
product launches, we have helped to grow this incredible North Loop
neighborhood into a central part of the city’s culture.

What a joy it has been to be a part of all of your lives and all of this wonderful
celebration around food and community. I have put my heart and soul into Local
D'Lish and the North Loop, but it is time now for me to transition into something
that will offer me more of a work/life balance. Most of you have watched my
family grow and you also know how important my girls are to me, owning a
business takes such a huge commitment of time and resources. I am so incredibly
proud of what I have created and nurtured in this little store but it is time for me
to find a new career that will offer me more balance in my family life.

In this spirit I have officially closed Local D'Lish and am officially searching for a
new career chapter in my life. To wind down the store, clear out my inventory
and to celebrate all that we have accomplished I will host a final sale on Thursday, February 11 from 10am-7pm. I hope you will be able to join me and my family to say goodbye while enjoying some great discounts on inventory, equipment and general merchandise. Stop in to shop, share stories and give me a big hug. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I genuinely treasure this experience.

All my love,
Local D'Lish
208 N. 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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