It’s a fear that every small business around the country has – will they be able to survive with a reduced number of customers…?
In the case of the three Quinn brothers behind Three Q’s, they’ve come to the conclusion that this small, much-loved Greystones restaurant simply couldn’t.
Even taken into consideration the possibility of the 2m social distancing being reduced to 1m, their 28-people capacity would be halved to 14.
And it’s not like the costs would be halved to compensate, the only saving being a slightly smaller food supply order for the kitchen.
The fact that commercial rent in Greystones is notoriously high meant that, as Paul Quinn says, “the numbers just didn’t add up“. Hence the closure.
Here’s Paul, Brian and Colin…
To all our wonderful customers, it’s with great sadness we have to announce that Three Qs won’t be reopening after lockdown. Like so many businesses, we’ve been hit hard financially since closing in March and due to our size, social distancing will impact our business too heavily to make it a viable business for us any longer. We’ve worked long and hard for nearly 15 years to keep Three Qs going and made it through the big recession, but the closure due to Covid 19 and its long-lasting effects will be too much for us to overcome.
While we are saddened about how it’s come to an end, we are immensely proud to have achieved what we have in those years and to have stayed open for so long against so many odds.
Thank you to all our amazing customers. We truly were a neighborhood restaurant that saw the same faces at the same times each week. We couldn’t keep the place going without you guys coming back again and again. So a huge thank you to everyone that joined us, even just once or those that came 3 times a day, you all kept us going for this long.
Massive thanks to our staff past and present. We’ve been so lucky to work with many great people over the years and so many have stayed with us for many years. We have made many new friends along the way. And of course, thanks to our families. Our Mum and Dad for helping out everyday. Our brother and sisters for always being supportive and our own families for keeping us busy at home when we weren’t busy at work!
Much love to all and stay safe. Paul, Brian and Colin
Dammit. Why couldn’t it be one of the crappy restaurants? We wish the boys all the best in their next adventure, and here’s hoping it’s in Greystones again.
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