It is with regret and admiration for our staff that we announce the closure of our café at Arnotdale House, Dollar Park, Falkirk.
The decision was taken by our Board of Trustees in response to rising costs to run the business, making it impossible to turn profit and continue trading. We would like to thank all of our staff who have worked so hard to create a valued and vibrant café at Arnotdale House, and the customers who it was their pleasure to serve and to welcome.
Linda Kelly, Director of Commercial & Trading, said in support of her team at Arnotdale;
“We are incredibly proud of the commitment and the energy that the Café staff have consistently put into making the business work.
Their customer service skills, their kindness and their dedication to the charity is very gratefully acknowledged and we’re very sorry that, in this exceptionally difficult period for the hospitality sector, we are having to close the Café today.”
Cyrenians has based its Falkirk services at Arnotdale House since January 2019 . The charity also manages and maintains the Walled Garden at Dollar Park.
The café business was opened by the charity on the ground floor of the house in September 2019 as a social enterprise with the aim of generating funds to support the charity’s mission to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. It was hard hit, like all hospitality businesses, during the pandemic and lockdowns and the financial impact of these years combined with rising supply costs and utility bills, has led to the closure today.the Boutique, on the ground floor of the building (opening Monday-Friday) and will also maintain the toilet facilities on the ground floor that are used by visitors to Dollar Park.
Arnotdale House continues as a hub for Cyrenians Employability, Justice, Health and Wellbeing services supporting people in and around the Falkirk area. Cyrenians will continue to operate its charity shop,