Before the Holidays it is time for a "Thank You Note" November 2021
We are much obliged to our largest supporting community here in
Cleveland, and around Shaker, Beechwood, Mayfield, Orange,
near East-side area. We humbly thank the support of the Community,
pulling us through a huge try of our times, generally called COVID.
We see no better time to be grateful for the past friendship, and the
Care we had received in 2021. Hands down, when the sounding of
alarm-bell went loud, the help via GoFundMe was pouring in, and it
did save us from closing right at start of 2021. But now, we are looking
at 2022 with new hope, and desire to continue our culinary traditions.
Our status after 30+ years on Buckeye Road, and 25 years on
Shaker Square is changing soon. We will close the Dining rooms on
December 31st 2021, and will keep the kitchen and carry out going
through January 2022. Then close the kitchen there for good.
Although we are loosing our Shaker Square residence, we felt with
such a strong follower-ship we have cause and reason to rebuild.
Already now, we are scouting for new location(s) up and down
Interstate-271 area, mean from Solon to North and from Wilson Mills
to the South. Our target is to stay close enough to the highway as
60-70% of our Clientele is near that target area, but the other 30-40%
come from elsewhere, and 50 states (no kidding).
We are the last of the old guard, cooking and serving the time tried
recipes. Balaton has been around for 60 years, began cca: 1960-64
and now we are the third generation, and we are organically set in
to traditions. But we are "folding tents and pulling wagons" like we
did before. We intended to stay when we built out the old store,
once belonged to Bunts Brothers' and we intended to stay forever,
but at least until 2040, Or perhaps another generation... (really)
After we close last day of coming January, our Leading Lady is
likely to attend a culinary conference and trade gathering in Hungary.
She would collect new knowledge of ancient secrets. Meantime
our team is continuing the search, or begin outfitting the New
Balaton Restaurant and Catering facility, that we are yet to find.
As the coming weeks are slowly falling off the calendar, we are
to put out notifications as plans become more factual. But at least,
we will put out notices weekly, even if we have nothing to celebrate
but we will surely have things happening that is worthy enough to
tell to Everyone. And to All, words of comfort "we will be close"...