By Mark Carlisle
Kimberly Ann’s Tea Room & Cafe, located near the corner of 59th and Myrtle avenues in Catlin Court had five of its refrigerators die this week, losing about $1,000 worth of food, according to an employee and the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“I know you all go out to eat, so why not support me?” read the restaurant’s post on Facebook Saturday morning. “I’ve never ask (sic) before but we have good food and could use your support.”
Mae Collins opened the establishment in 1994 as a small boutique. It then evolved into a boutique and ice cream parlor and now to a tea room and cafe, though the boutique element lives on, as all of the tea pots, tea sets and artwork decorating the restaurant are for sale.
The restaurant is named for Ms. Collins’ granddaughter.
Ms. Collins and her employees hope to get the word out so that Glendale residents will choose to dine at Kimberly Ann’s Tearoom & Cafe to help them recoup the value of the spoiled food and pay for new refrigerators.
“We have been here 24 years and love being a part of and serving Glendale community,” Ms. Collins wrote in an email to Glendale Today.
The restaurant is inside a Catlin Court home that was rebuilt after the original burned down prior to the 1980s, according to the restaurant’s website. It serves tea, scones, sandwiches, salads, soups, ice cream and more. It also holds events for young girls’ birthday, has tea tastings every Thursday at 5 p.m., and seniors get a 10 percent lunch discount on Mondays.
Restaurant hours, menu and info can be found at http://kimberlyannstearoom.webs.com/ or by calling 623-934-1106.
Mark Carlisle can be reached at 623-876-2518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.