The owners of a popular cafe in St Giles Street in Northampton have announced they have sold the business and are closing down next week.
In a message on social media the owners of Are You Being Served?, which opened in 2009, said the “profitable and prospering business” had been sold as a going concern.
The message states: “The new owner Bea is lovely and she has youth on her side. We are sure the café will continue to thrive albeit with a different name and ownership.
“We have mixed feelings at this point but we are excited at the prospect of doing something new that does not involve working 72 hours six days a week, 50 weeks of the year.
“We are also sad that we will be saying goodbye to our lovely customers, many of whom have become good friends. Thanks for your custom, loyalty and friendship. We will keep our social media active for a bit if you want to track us down.
The cafe will close on Friday, October 23 at 3pm. Customers are invited to join the owners for a drink between 3pm and 5.30pm.