I'm in disarray. My family eats at Santorini once a week. You know this, I'm constantly raving about my favorite deliciously fresh casual Greek salad and even my kids have succumb to these cravings. STAVROS- where are you???? My family is going to starve. I've become accustomed to this family owned business having hand-written notes on the door when they go back to Greece for Dec and January. I plan and ration accordingly. So when I saw people a few days ago walking up to the door and then walking away, I was curious. Note on the door (photo). Lights off. Don't you dare do this to me, Santorini. The note says "We had to close today due to staffing problems," but it's been up for at least a week. I called Stavros on my direct line batphone and left a message- nothing. When I was in there about two weeks ago I know he was struggling to hire and find reliable employees. Do you know anyone reliable that is looking for a restaurant/kitchen job? The high schoolers aren't out of school yet but pleeeeeease somebody must want to work the lamb carver and smile and get to know all of the locals. This can't happen-Let's rally!
And in case that wasn't enough trauma for one week, then I realize that Aura Bakery a few doors down on Central is also dark and silent. They have been there since 2013. Those beautiful desserts, delicious coffee, fabulous lunch salads...what happened? Last I spoke to Carlos they were planning to open an additional location in Bellevue but I can't find evidence that that ever happened.
Anyone have stories to share before I need to seek some professional counseling for these situations?