Glady’s Vintage Tea Room reopened yesterday (September 5th) after unexpectedly closing on August 6th.
The tea room was bought by new owner Diane Hay, 59, from Hartlepool, who said she had been thinking about opening a cafe for years before the opportunity to buy Glady’s arose.
Ms Hay said the day she decided she needed a change in her life, she saw a listing for the company on Facebook and knew it was meant to be.
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She said: “I jumped in straight away because I knew there would be a lot of interest in the place.”
“Everything has happened very quickly in the last three weeks.
“I just really wanted the change and I liked the idea. It’s a nice, small, friendly company, you have a lot of customers and it’s just nice to bring people together.”
“[It’s been] crazy, absolutely crazy. I hope more and more people come and enjoy the food.
“Come and join us, great company, great food, we all had a good time.”
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She said the restaurant offers traditional British favorites such as sandwiches, pies, bangers and mash and jam rolls, among others.
She hopes the company can introduce younger generations to these classic British staples.
The shop at the front, near the promenade, reopened to great fanfare – with scores of residents coming to welcome the tea room back.
Many were upset by news of the company’s closure in August, but were happy to hear news of its reopening.
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One delighted resident said: “Great news. Good luck for the future and well done keeping Glady’s open. I can’t wait to visit again.”
Another delighted resident said: “Great news. I wish you all the best and hope to stop by on my next visit.”
While another said: “Good luck and it’s really nice to see Glady moving on.”
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