First we want to say happy new year and thank you for your support in 2012. It was such a great year for us, we loved being able to feed you, hang out with you and share our plans for the restaurant.
As most of you know, we have been working hard on a brick and mortar space to bring the idea of Staplehouse to fruition. 2013 is our goal. We were well on our way, when several days ago, we received some news that set us back a little. Ryan has just been diagnosed stage 4 gallbladder caner. You can image the shock that this news has brought to us both. Some of you have become dear friends over the years, some of you we’re just getting to know and the rest of you are friends we just have not met yet. We felt it important to reach out to you all, our dear supports, and say we have a new mission for the next little while… to beat the hell out of cancer!
Our prelude dinners and small batch offerings will be less frequent for a while, but we will get back at it as we reach higher ground. We are blown away by the love and well wishes by a lot of you so far, and cannot tell you enough how much it has raised our spirits.
Be sure… this is not a pity party and Ryan isn’t one to feel sorry for himself. We intend on kicking open the doors, guns blazing with great new energy and direction in 2013 and beyond.
For some of you this information is a few days old, but to most brand new… if you wish to reach out, please do so. We will back in touch in the coming days, weeks… with more info on Ryan’s progress.
Thank you again for letting us do what we do over the last four years. We are so excited for what’s next.
We hope to see you all very soon.
Jen + Ryan
Ryan + Jen Hidinger
994 Grant Terrace
Atlanta, GA 30315