Cardboard Crowns Owner Ben Adams just announced that the Miamisburg business on Springboro Pike which has been open for 6 months, will be closing down at the end of the month. Here’s the update he sent out:
“It saddens me to inform all of you that Cardboard Crowns, in it’s current form and under its current ownership, will be ceasing operations by the end of this month. Sunday, May 27th is the last day that I plan on having the cafe open.
There are numerous decisions that led to this point, all of which I bear personal responsibility for. The short and sweet of it is that the cafe, in its current form, is not profitable and I am personally unwilling to continue to fund the business’s losses.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and encouragement as I launched and operated this venture, and I apologize that I wasn’t able to sustain operations of the business indefinitely. Everyone involved in this project, from the volunteers who helped bring the cafe to life, to the employees who have kept things running smoothly during our run, to the Kickstarter backers who have reached out to me with encouraging words have been absolutely phenomenal.
The best possible outcome for the cafe would be to find a buyer for it who would be willing to continue operations. While the business in it’s current format has not proven to be profitable I am relatively certain that a dedicated entrepreneur or team of entrepreneurs who would be willing and able to run the cafe themselves, without drawing a salary while the business gets built up and established would be able to get the cafe to the point where it can be a successful and sustainable business. I will be reaching out to several individuals in regard to this and also sharing the fact that the business is available for purchase with the media so we can hopefully get that publicized. If you know of anyone who may be interested please send them my way.
In the event that a buyer cannot be located, the cafe’s assets will be liquidated. If that ends up happening I’ll post an additional update here with details on the sale of the cafe’s contents.
Including today we have 12 operating days left before the doors close. I would encourage you to come out, play some games, have some drinks and enjoy the space while we can.”
If you’d like to contact Ben, you can email him here.