A well-earned rest and a fresh new start beckon for the owners of Wholegreen Letterkenny, Anna and Paul Good, who have announced the sale of their cafe after seven years in business.
The popular healthfood and vegan store on Church Lane is to close on September 10th.
Anna made the announcement on Saturday, telling customers that it was a personal decision to put the enterprise up for sale.
In an honest post, Anna said she has suffered from burnout after “the most amazing 7 whole years of fun, hard work, award winning, community building class time”.
Anna, a Dublin native, and her husband Paul, from Letterkenny, first opened Wholegreen in 2016 to share their passion for clean, healthy food with the people of Donegal. The cafe has been a go-to place for those who follow a vegan diet and enjoy fresh, feel-good food.
In 2020 the couple converted half of the cafe into Donegal’s first ‘zero waste’ shop with a sustainable concept of no packaging, reusing and recycling.
Along with a serene yoga space and treatment rooms upstairs, the cafe is seen as a wellness hub for all in the heart of the busy town.
Anna said: “Wholegreen has been my 3rd child, to open a plant based cafe in the North West and to have it thrive is something that I’m so unbelievably proud of, the fact that our food became to norm for so many people, vegans, veggies, people with allergies but mainly believe it or not meat eaters, just makes me smile every time I think on it.”
Anna issued a special thank you to her family, her staff and customers who supported the business from day one.
She said: “Thank you so much for believing in us and keeping us in jobs while having the craic and becoming our family, as a blow in to Donegal you all made me really feel that I am home, I will miss so many of you so much.”
Anna went on to say that the business is now up for sale: “This is a personal decision but I know it will affect a lot of people who find it difficult to eat out, therefore Wholegreen is up for sale if anyone fancies the challenge of feeding Letterkenny, it is a profitable business, I feel like it’s me that’s let Wholegreen down but it’s time to move on, please contact me if you wish to discuss but please no time wasters, tough enough decision!
“So you’ll hear from me before the 10th and again I just want to say “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you”, it’s been one hell of a ride xxx”