Local Restaurant Closing Its Doors
A local, popular restaurant is closing its doors for good. After feeding Hernando residents delicious food for the past five years, Blue Daze will serve their last meals in a little over a week.
Below is a farewell letter from the owners to all their fans:
Heather & I have spent the last 5 years meeting and making friends with so many of you, so the news I am about to share does not come easy. Our staff has stayed small, and close to our hearts, and so our restaurant family means the world to us. Jesse Bateman has been a major part of our daily operation from day one and our lives have been intertwined since July 2010….Together we built what Blue Daze is today.
Recently an opportunity has presented itself to Jesse that will call him away from Blue Daze, and although it saddens us to see him to go, our hearts are filled with pride and excitement for him and his new journey.
With that being the situation, Heather and I have thought long and hard this past week to figure out how we would proceed with Blue Daze. After much thought and consideration we have made the difficult decision to close. Please know that we spent hours thinking long and hard about this, but truly in our hears feel that Blue Daze will never be the same without the original talent and sometimes crazy Jesse Bateman.
Inside the “Little Blue House” on Commerce St we have seen first dates, proposals being made, babies growing from the womb to school age…and kids graduating and moving off to college, including our own, lol! We even held a wedding in our back room. It’s impossible to share every story and relationship we have able to be a part of…but the memories will last a lifetime.…and I will just say thank you and let you know how truly blessed we feel to have been able to be part of each and every one. Please know that we have relationships that we will walk away with that will continue for years to come, and that is probably the best part of Blue Daze. It was always more than just a place to serve great food….every time our customers walk thru the door it was a great time too!
So with that news….I will let yo know that our last day will be June 28th, and we would love to see everyone during the nest 2 weeks. Come and enjoy a meal with us, great conversation, and just some memories…..it would mean the world to us.
To our guests, thank you so much for everything….thank you for welcoming us into the community almost 6 years ago, and for always supporting us. Thank you for making these past years amazing, and so much fun! We are so grateful and honored.
So I leave you with this….sometimes life pushes us in directions we just don’t understand, and although we are still trying to figure out what that is for us, I can assure you that we are excited and ready for where ever the path ahead lease us. Our faces will still be present in the community that we have grown to love, respect and support in so many ways….and I promise our relationships will stay intact!
To our staff, our Blue Daze family…your time with us has been so appreciated. you have all helped make Blue Daze what it is and what it will always be remembered for. The memories we have made with you and your families will be cherished for years to come…Each and every one of you has also touched this community in so many ways. Heather and I are better people because of all of you. Thanks for teaching us so much along the way and thanks for supporting us in making this very difficult decision. Plain and simple…thanks for just always making things amazing around here! With that….lets have a great 2 weeks, and make more memories! See you soon.
Kelly & Heather Harrison