‘A difficult time’: Firefly Cafe closing at month’s end – The Winchester Star

Image of NW Works CEO Debera Taylor standing in an empty cafe.

WINCHESTER — Barring a Hail Mary pass in the game’s final seconds, Firefly Cafe and Bakery will close permanently at the end of the month.

The restaurant at 3035 Valley Ave., which is operated by the Winchester-based nonprofit NW Works Inc. and used by the organization to train and employ adults with developmental difficulties, will become the latest victim of COVID-19 unless a new financial partner steps in before Sept. 30. READ MORE

Image information: Credit to Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star. “Debera Taylor, chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization NW Works, stands in the Firefly Cafe and Bakery on Monday. The restaurant, in the Creekside Station shopping center in Kernstown, employs the clients of NW Works. Unless a deal is made with a new owner/operator, the eatery will close at the end of the month. Financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic fueled the decision.”

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