We aren’t writing this because tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We’re writing this because after almost seven months on this adventure, our family took the opportunity to have a brief bit of time away from our daily service at Anchor & Anvil. The shop is still open and manned by our wonderful staff (although we are closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving and have limited hours of 9:00 – 3:00 on Friday). And with this opportunity, we wanted to express our gratitude to those that have helped make these past few months such a joy.
Whether it has been our vendors and their products or services, the council & staff at the Borough of Ben Avon, our own employees, Kim Lyons and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for their feature story on us, Tom Fodi and WTAE for their interview at our shop, Katlyn Chambers and the artists who put together a delightful art exhibition or Ryan and Doug at Auroch’s Brewing, we owe so much of our success to their contributions. We cannot omit the Holcomb family and the staff from The Fire Escape who established so much goodwill in the community that we have done our best to carry on. We could continue with a long list of other individuals and companies, but no matter how the list we write, we would still omit so many.
Most of all, we would like to say to our customers, whether they are daily or have only visited once, that we are so appreciative for every visit from each and every person who enters our door. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us as much as we have.
To those who are traveling, we wish you safe travels. To those who are cooking, we wish you patience and stamina. To those who are not able to take time away from work, we wish for you to be rewarded commensurately. And for all – family, friends, customers, strangers, everyone – we wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings with your friends and families.