This is a tough one to write, but here we go.
I am sad to announce that Ruby’s will not be opening for the 2021 season.
It was a privilege to have been a part of your life for the last 4 1/2 summers. It brought all of us a lot of joy to serve our neighbors from so many different walks of life. Nothing brings people together like shaved ice. Thank you.
I am grateful for the young people who have worked beside me. It was a pleasure to see you grow over these past few years and I hope you all had a positive experience in the beginning of your working lives. Thank you.
I’m sure that some of you have questions about what happened. It’s been a hard year for everyone and we were not an exception. We very unexpectedly lost our space at Haskell and Ross. We then tried to get into a new location but ran into zoning issues with the city that despite a lot of efforting and worry, we could not get resolved. All signs point to taking a step back at this time.
As for the future, who can say? Hopefully I will have good Ruby related news to share with y’all at some point. For now, I need to pack it up.
Be easy with yourselves and take care of one another.
Thank you for coming out and standing in line with your neighbors and for loving our sno-balls. You will be missed.
March 13th, 2021