What Do You Think About Café Gratitude Closing?

Last week's announcement has triggered reactions throughout Bay Area.


When owners all eight of their Bay Area restaurants, reaction was quite strong -- and polarized.

According to an article in the Bay Citizen, the announcement produced "jeers as well as tears."

To read the article, click here.

What do you think about the here in Healdsburg closing? 

Post your comments below.

Thomas December 05, 2011 at 04:53 PM
I think it s great!!! Make room for someplace that is more digestive system friendly that serves hot food!! Personally a place that pushes its beliefs, forces patrons to answer personal questions, and order dished named by affirmations… it s a little too much for me to handle. I mean really??? How many people really felt comfortable in there… who weren’t visiting from Sebastopol, or on the way to burning man. And shame on them for making employees to do daily “cleansings” and forcing them go to the Landmark Forum… and pay for it… whatever lame excuse they are using right now to shut down is a mute point and just a prime example of the kind of people they really are… they should have been shut down a long time ago.. I am just thrilled that more Prime Healdsburg real estate will become available for another restaurant, which will for sure far exceed whatever anyone was grateful for about this place.
Maura Clark December 05, 2011 at 06:36 PM
No Loss...but not another wine tasteing room please! A really good Chinese would be Brilliant! :-) so far i haven't found any in Healdsburg worth going to. Cheers MC
LindaM December 05, 2011 at 06:49 PM
I'm sad to see them go, I appreciated the tasty and healthy raw food option. A family member has worked for them in SF for the past 5 years and LOVES her job -- I'm so sorry that she and 200+ others throughout Nor Cal are going to be pounding the pavement soon.
Thomas December 05, 2011 at 07:26 PM
The fact that they are closing so many restaurants over such minor stuff really shows how hypocritical they are in their mission to “help” their employees. Every business has insurance to cover these lawsuits… and they haven’t opened so many locations, and run them for so long for this to be the first “fly in the ointment”. Its just an excuse… Smoke & Mirrors…. I know what the owners are grateful for….. These lawsuits coming around giving them the excuse to bail without excessive scrutiny, and a small (albeit thoughtless) fringe of sympathy from some people. I wouldn’t be surprised if they realized some major financial gain somehow from this decision.
olivia December 12, 2011 at 08:11 PM
Hmmm, too bad Landmark is choosing to close their doors..many patrons enjoyed the greetings and word of the day..delicious grains and vegetables served with warmth and a smile...I feel the choice Landmark made is hypocritical to their philosophy and belief systems..Landmark teaches to assert from the heart, to become the most one can be with an appreciation for yourself and others..a peaceful movement. What happened to the foundation of this philosophy..why do they appear like they're running away and from what..? Surely there is more to the "Story". Landmark is big on breaking down ones "Story" that may keep one "stuck" for days, decades and sometimes a lifetime..So what is the 'Story' Landmark? You have placed many good people following your philosophy, in a quandary..hmmm maybe displaced employees of your philosophy will give you a run for your Money..!


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