Brief: Chestertown business closures occur before school year

Grace Apostol
By News Co-Editor

The town of Chestertown saw several businesses close within its residence over the past

In the past two months, Figg’s Ordinary, China House, and Beverly’s Family Restaurant said
goodbye to the community and surrounding Kent County area.
Figg’s Ordinary, a cafe located on Cross Street, shut down due to the company’s new product:
Ingrid’s Crackers.

According to Figg’s website, the organization will now focus solely on the production of the
packaged goods.

“We have loved serving the Chestertown community through our café operations, appreciate
your support and business over the past six years, and look forward to continuing to serve you
though Ingrid’s Crackers packaged goods offerings,” the Figg’s website said.

Unlike Figg’s, Beverly’s, which used to be located on Washington Ave. closed for good due to
the retirement of the owner herself, Beverly Chance.

According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the establishment’s last day of operation was
Aug. 16, 2023.

On the page, Chance responded to comments congratulating her on her retirement.
“Thank [you] all for the many memories and I will miss you all,” she said. “Hope to see you all
out and about. I’ve enjoyed every day of my cooking. It’s what I love to do.”

The Facebook also mentioned the auctioning of the restaurant’s supplies and decorations,
which will occur on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

The last mentioned closure, which is also located on Washington Ave, is China House. Though
it is listed as permanently closed, no reason was given for the restaurant’s shutdown. According
to a sign on their door, the last day of operation was July 9, 2023.

Following the recent closures, it is currently unknown what will fill the spots of these

Photo of closed shop building "China House. There are brown papers in the windows, alongside a sign that says last day

Photos courtesy of Grace Apostol

Photo Caption: Figg’s Ordinary will now be working as a packaged goods company.
Photo Caption: The China House, now closed, showcases the covered up windows

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