The Runway Cafe which has offered a respite to travelers has announced its closure after 11 years of operation at Pitt Meadows Airport.
In a social media post, the owners of the cafe broke the news that the cafe would shut down for good on October 17.
“The Runway Cafe will unfortunately close permanently on October 17th. It’s been an incredible 11 years of making friends who have become family. We will always be grateful to our wonderful staff and the community for their love and support, ”wrote Café Eileen.
The town of Pitt Meadows has also expressed its sadness to see the cafe disappear, but has also expressed gratitude for the cafe’s activities all these years.
“The City would like to extend its best wishes to the Runway Café (Runway Cafe & Catering Pitt Meadows Airport) after 11 years of activity at Pitt Meadows Airport (YPK). Thank you for being a part of the community all these years and congratulations on your new venture! Said the city.
The cafe had the opportunity to work with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in New Westminster and has already started working there. They continued to work at the current site for as long as they could, for the benefit of their clients, but would now focus full time on working with JIBC.
The YPK team also wished the cafe owners good luck and expressed how helpful they have always been with regards to the airport and customers.
“Alan, Eileen and their team have been a vital part of this airport for the past 11 years and we will be doing great things with the JIBC as they have done here. They have always been eager to help the airport, its businesses and all tenants on site, not to mention their constant participation without public events! said a letter from the airport team.
Is there more to the story? Email: [email protected]
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.