On March 16, we made the incredibly difficult decision to close the doors to our café to support social distancing measures being implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We felt that the risk to our team, our business, our family and our community was becoming too great, and shifted our focus entirely to our webstore. Thankfully, chocolate travels well, and we can all benefit from a little positivity right now. Unfortunately though, it means no cream puffs or croissants for the next little while.
While we've been busy brainstorming all sorts of ideas, trying to look forward and maintain a positive outlook, we can't help but think about all of the people around us who are being put in difficult financial situations through no fault of their own. We're looking forward to returning to more 'normal' times, but for now, we wanted to give you the opportunity to help us pay it forward. By purchasing a gift card, you'll not only be supporting our business by prepaying for your treats now, but also supporting the local food and beverage workers who have had their jobs impacted by the pandemic. Our industry is a tight knit community, and we'll be donating 10% of all gift card sales made during our closure to the Vancouver Food + Beverage Community Relief Fund.
From everyone on our team, we look forward to being back again soon. Until then stay safe, stay healthy, and keep doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.