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Firefly is temporarily closed for business

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

Friends of Firefly:

 

It is with a very heavy heart that I make this announcement to friends and family…

As some of you may know, Firefly has been for sale since late July.  I had come to the conclusion that while I’ve built a great foundation, experience and expertise beyond me is needed to keep my sweet little shop going and taken to the next level.  I know my limits.

Having said that, we’ve had several potential sales fall through.  I had to make a heart wrenching decision last Tuesday night (after hearing the most recent potential sale is not happening) to close my shop.  Sadly, our last day will be Sunday, January 11th. 

I have given my heart and soul to this precious babe of mine, but it takes more than that to keep a restaurant business going (any restaurant owner will get this!). Like I said, I know my limits.

Firefly remains “for sale”.  I pray that someone will come along quickly and scoop her up, as I know we are beloved in our community.  I will continue to pay on the lease until that happens, or as long as I can.  If you or someone you know has an interest in “keeping Firefly alive!” – please contact my broker Kelsey Diller at kelsey@cityclosers.com, 206-915-6028 and check out the business sale site at www.WestSeattleCafe.com

  I cannot end this note without singing the praises of my employees.  From the top of my lungs:  The best crew I’ve been blessed with in the entire 2+ years.  Rockstars:  Hannah Acker, Rebecca Croft, Rachel Pisachuk, Sharyl Brown, Helen Johnson and Katie Allen.  I heart you gals!!!

Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank the entire West Seattle Community for your support.  I just love you so much!

It has been an honor to serve you.

Charell Estby

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General, Uncategorized

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

My favorite part about Christmas is getting to see family & friends that I rarely see throughout the year. It fills my heart! On that note…

Firefly will be open until 1pm today and Closed on Christmas so we can all be with our families.

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! Feliz Navidad! JOY TO EVERYONE!

Come in and cool down with our AC!

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

Here’s what’s cooking:

 

WHAT’S COOKIN’?

SPECIALS SERVED ALL DAY LONG:

 

DRINK SPECIALS:

Nutty Vanilla Iced Toddy

Watermelon Delight Italian Soda

 

QUICHE:

PALEO QUICHE:  Sausage crusted with sautéed onion & garlic, sweet potato, okra, broccoli and asparagus $6

VEGGIE QUICHE:  With sautéed onion & garlic, sweet potato, okra, broccoli and asparagus $5.25

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, Uncategorized

FIREFLY IS OPEN TODAY!

HOLIDAY BUSINESS HOURS ARE:

9AM – 2PM

Did you hear the news?

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

 

Firefly applied for a liquor license.  Wine, beer, good food and CHEER!

Coming Soon!

FIREFLY’S WEST SEATTLE BUSINESS OWNER OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2014

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

JUNE 2014 FIREFLY’S LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER OF THE MONTH:

We are very excited to introduce our first “Business Owner Of The Month”! Each week this month there will be a new posting with tips, tricks or recipes from our featured business owner. Check back often!

Featured West Seattle Business: Eat. Play. Be.

Eat. Play. Be. was a natural selection for me because I am not only friends with Michelle Babb Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, I’m a happy (and healthier) client.

Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD, located at 5410 California Ave SW, is a registered dietitian and holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. Her focus is more on looking for the root cause that feed into cravings, over eating, and so on. It’s a real break from chronic dieting (that’s the part I love). Michelle is passionate about what she does and is an amazing cook! She also recently became a published author: The Imperfect Perfectionist

Today’s Golden Nugget: A divine gluten free, dairy free, low glycemic recipe from Michelle: Halibut with Mango-Lime Chutney

http://www.eatplaybe.com/recipes/halibut-with-mango-lime-chutney/

Firefly Cards are HERE!!

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

Yay! Our new re-loadable gift cards are finally here! They’re free and so convenient. Why should you get this card? Here’s a short list:

1) Load it for the kids for their after school treats.
2) Load it for yourself so you can use it instead of a credit card. We don’t like credit card charges – and don’t think you do, either. 
3) Keep your number on file here so that you can call in your order, have it paid for and ready to pick up when you get here!
4) Make someone’s day – gift them with a treat to their favorite neighborhood gathering place!
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Memorial Day Weekend – Holiday Hours!

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

 

Our heartfelt THANKS to all of the men and women who have fought and died for our country.  Thank you for our freedom!

This Memorial Day weekend we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday!  If you are planning on stopping by Firefly, here are our holiday hours:

Friday, May 23rd: closing at 4p
Saturday, May 24th: closing at 4p
Sunday, May 25th: normal time (3p)
Monday, Memorial Day, May 26th: closing at 3p

 

Make good choices!

Coming Soon!

Posted by Charell in Coffee, Community, Food, General

Firefly is proud to be a small business in West Seattle.  The community support has been unbelievable!

It’s not just the customers I’m referring to.  I’m talking about the entire community – and other small business owners have been unwaveringly supportive.  Their experiences are shared with me and help me to manage my business better.   For that I am truly grateful!

To show my appreciation, Firefly is going to roll out our newest program in June:  FEATURING LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OF THE MONTH!

We will feature a local small business all month, to include free 1 hour class or introduction to their business, tips & tricks, etc.  It’s a blank canvas, so who knows how it will involve.  Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you, West Seattle!

Saturday Night Treat!

Posted by Charell in Uncategorized

Happy Saturday, May 3rd!

Bring the kids in for a treat tonight! Come in between 5pm & 6pm, buy one crepe or panini and get a fresh lemon or cinnamon & sugar crepe FREE.