When I worked in Shockoe Slip, A Moveable Feast was one of my favorites. It bums me out to read today on Richmond BizSense.com that they are closing up shop at the end of July. The reason is pretty simple.
Owner Linda Marcuse said increased competition and a tough economy drove her to close up shop.
“When I started in 1986, there were maybe three other catering businesses in Richmond,” she said. “Now there are maybe 50. I feel like the supply has increased but the demand has diminished.”
Marcuse said the past four years have been hard. Some big lunch customers, including government offices, have stopped ordering because of budget cuts, she said.
“The past four years have felt like starting over,” she said. “When you’ve been in business for 27 years, starting over is exhausting,”