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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Farewell To An Old Friend

At least that is how it feels! One of my most favorite spots in 
Dayton is closing their doors. Not for lack of business..oh my no!
It is not easy to get a reservation at all!
But the owners were faced with a tough decision. 
They were asked to renew their lease for 5 years and, sadly, 
they came to the conclusion to end this most glorious run.

Both Terry and Vickie work so, so hard!
I often wonder where they get their energy! 
We always surmised it was the tea! But when you must
 look at another 5 is understandable. 
Just yesterday my friends and I went down to
say our farewells. The owner, Terry Roland, says the decision
 was difficult and met with a few tears. 
I know he and Vicki will miss their customers. 
We will surely miss them!

Terry Ronald was born and raised in Wallasey, England, 
 a town located directly across the River Mersey from Liverpool.
 He has lived in the US for many years, having had a career as 
a civilian aerospace scientist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
 before retiring a few years ago.

Vicki Morris has lived in Dayton most of her life but, like me, has felt a 
very strong affinity for all things British for as long as she can recall.
 Being involved in this venture is almost as 
rewarding for her as moving to England. 

My friends and I, my mother and Grace, celebrated many a birthday here.
We have fond memories of a British tea done to perfection.

To hear Terry tell the story of Basically British click here!


Farewell Basically British. 
You will remain in our sweet memories and hearts forever.

Susie Q


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How sad! I wish them luck in theri new ventures.

We lost a wonderful tea room like this in Brooklyn a few years ago and I still miss it. :(

Pam @ Frippery said...

Too sad. Of course now they are free to pursue new things.

JafaBrit's Art said...

oh no, how sad :( It was one of the BEST British tea rooms I have come across in this country. The decor, the attention to detail, the choice of teas and quality of food were superb.