A cafe in Overton has thanked the community for its support and commitment after announcing its closure.

Cafe Pueblo opened in High Street, Overton in December 2019, described as a 'special community' invested in culminating a welcoming village identity and culture.

On Thursday, February 6, the cafe announced on Facebook that it had shut.

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They wrote: "We are truly sad to announce that yesterday (Wednesday, February 7) we ceased trading.

"We have for some months been trying to find a way forward for the cafe that would respond to the demands of the world as we find it now, but we ran out of time, and had to come in to land a little sooner and more abruptly than we were expecting." 

Andover Advertiser: Cafe Pueblo's thank you messageCafe Pueblo's thank you message (Image: Cafe Pueblo, Canva)

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The cafe also thanked the customers, they said: "What remains is the almost impossible task of finding words that will do justice to the debt of gratitude that is owed to you all - customers who have become friends, and dear friends who have become invaluable colleagues - for the very real joy and trials of the journey these past four years.

"The dream when we opened was that the cafe would be a space where we could serve people a tea or coffee with a smile, so that anyone would know they are welcome any time, but our remarkable reality was to discover a community that has generously and wholeheartedly welcomed us, and served us. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, and coffee mugs.

"But like any good film that feels as though it may have ended too soon, we leave with the hope of a sequel. Should this come to pass it will likely be different in every way, except the one that matters - community. If you are interested in a possible next chapter, please watch this space."

The post was followed by an outpouring of emotion from the community, with comments saying that the cafe was like 'a second home' and that there is nothing but 'amazing memories and love for Pueblo'.