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Hythe: Family's plea to save cafe
A FAMILY-RUN cafe is in danger of closing.
The Slade family is having to run the Hythe Station Cafe in Hythe Station Road on a voluntary basis as they cannot afford to take home a wage.
Rent increases, little passing trade and the area’s lack of renegeneration have all contributed to the cafe's demise.
Owner Terry Slade said the cafe, run from a cabin in a car park next to Hythe Station, could be forced to close within six months if problems continue.
He added: “A lot of people would be really upset to see this go. But the custom just hasn’t grown.
“At the moment we have got two months of electricity to pay for.
“Our rates to the council are £1,600. I know it sounds like we should just give in - but we don’t want to.”
See today's Gazette for the full story.