After 23 years on Route 22 in Pawling, we are closing our doors after the end of February. Our lease expired and the building is on the market. Despite a string of recent sellouts, it’s time for us to move forward.The good news: We’re exploring the possibility of relocating to a new and better location, and we hope to make an announcement in the near future.Until the end of February, we’ll continue to operate as we always have. We have some great shows scheduled, plus open mics every Wednesday and Thursday. After that, until we’re in our new location, we hope to present concerts at a variety of other venues, celebrating 40 years of The Towne Crier Cafe in the Hudson Valley.What I want to express most, though, is my enormous gratitude to all of you for your ongoing support over the years, and for having made the Towne Crier the cultural landmark it has become. Many careers have been launched here. Bands have formed here. Couples have met here, married and had children—and grandchildren. Some of you have been regulars since we opened in 1972, and I think of you as family.Again, I want to stress that this is not the end. The Towne Crier has relocated twice before in its 40-year history. I look forward to welcoming you to a new and better Towne Crier location soon.I wish you all the best for the New Year. We’ll be operating as usual until the end of February, so please check out our calendar and drop by for a show, a meal and our famous desserts!
With heartfelt thanks,Phil