GLENS FALLS — After 12 years of business, the East End Eatery on Warren Street will close and then reopen as a spice shop and café.
Rachel’s Spice Company, owned by Rachel Dutra, who co-owns the eatery now with her husband, Dave, and parents Mary and Eric Heym, will first start as an online company “offering the freshest spice money can buy,” and then as a cafe showcasing spices and offering breakfast and lunch café-style foods.
The cafe is project to open in May and be called Rachel’s Spice Company Cafe and Company Store.
Dutra’s shop will operate from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. so she and her husband can spend more time with their 2-year-old-son.
The Heyms chose to close the eatery and turn it over to their daughter and son-in-law to make more time for family and to travel.
“Due to their newfound appreciation of family time, the business has decided to close the doors,” Eric Heym said in the news release.
Mary Heym, who was in the eatery Tuesday afternoon, said the decision to close the restaurant and turn it over to family was what made most sense.
“It’s a good decision for everyone,” she said. “As Rachel said, it’s like a perfect storm.”
The eatery will officially close on Feb. 24.