ROOTED CAFE In Hibernation and Staff Furloughed Until 3/1/21

Dear Friends,

It’s with a heavy heart that we are announcing that The Center for Arts at the Armory and ROOTED Armory Cafe & Farmstand will go into a hibernation period from December 24 – March 1 due to financial hardship. While almost all our staff will be furloughed during this period, the Somerville Winter Farmers Market will still be operating on Saturdays— just not the ROOTED Cafe. 

We’ve gotten this far in large part because of your support. We’ve been able to stay afloat through a combination of ROOTED sales, a PPP forgivable loan, grants from the City of Somerville and others, sponsorships and individual donations. The good news is that we have several grant requests pending and are hopeful that we will qualify for the recently announced Save Our Stages relief funding or another PPP loan. 

This isn’t goodbye forever–just goodnight for now, as we hibernate. But we are counting on your support more than ever as we enter this hibernation. During the next two months, we will still have basic expenses to meet like rent, utilities, and insurance to keep our non-profit organization operational. We also need to replenish the coffers in order to be able to reopen in March. If you are able to do so, please click here to do so.

Thank you for your support, and for guaranteeing that the power and the magic of the Armory will be available to all of us once again in the not-so-distant future.

With our sincere gratitude, and wishes for a peaceful and safe holiday season,

Stephanie Scherpf
Executive Director