September 25, 2018

Iron Works Café Closing Announcement

After much thought and consideration MCK (Manistee Community Kitchen) has decided to dissolve operations of the Iron Works Café.  Iron Works Café was a buzzing eatery and social hub for locals and visitors that will be missed by many thanks to our wonderful Executive Director; unfortunately, we were unable to make the café sustainable per the café’s mission statement and it is no longer financially responsible to continue to run the cafe. The other MCK programs (Manistee Farmer’s Market, Jesse’s Garden and Sophia Street Community Garden) are thriving and will continue operations under the leadership of MCK.

Donations are being taken for items in the café with the money going back into the organization to support the other programs.  Remaining items will be donated to other area non-profits to support the great work they do in our community.

The MCK board would like to thank all those that donated money, time, and items to the Iron Works Café. We are still overwhelmed by the love and support the community showed for this labor of love.

A very special thank you goes out to the Iron Works Café Executive Director, Dannee Hoffman, and staff of the Iron Works Café for the energy, work and love that went into every plate. Please make sure to follow her private business Dannee’s West Coast Catering on Facebook.

Thank you to Jeff Seng who supported the Iron Works Café through the donation of the beautiful and historic space that we were blessed to called home for 6 years and the continued support and donation of space for Jesse’s Garden.

As Brian Andreas has said, “There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.”

Sincerest Regards,

Manistee Community Kitchen Board