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For over 30 years our family has enjoyed spending weekends at our farm in Rappahannock County.  Many of those evenings we would jump in the car and head to the Café for dinner in Little Washington.  

Some of my fondest memories have been spent enjoying a nice dinner and then strolling through the beautiful town admiring the homes with quaint streetlights, while taking in the fresh country air. Our children have loved throwing coins into the fountain while watching the coming and going of the patrons to the Inn.  

To see this wonderful family run Country Café being evicted, especially one month before they celebrate their 30th anniversary, is heartbreaking. It saddens me that we will no longer be able to get an affordable down home country meal surrounded by locals whom many have become like family.

Mr. O’Connell, where in town will the locals be able to grab a meal? Where will your patrons’ designated drivers (chauffeurs) go to have dinner while waiting for their passengers who are enjoying a lovely experience at your Inn? 

You have enough prestige and well deserved accolades . . . at what point does this become too greedy?

Sue Matelski

Purcellville

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