Owner Ian Phillips shared the following message on Three Carrots’ Facebook:
“There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to say it. Three Carrots will be closing. Our last service will be Sunday, October 1. The reasons are boring and the same as everyone else: eventually the numbers stop adding up, the bills start stacking up, and, no matter your best efforts, you can’t dig your way out of it.
I don’t really know what else to say. This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. I am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over these last 10 years. Our staff, past and present, has always worked hard to create a welcoming and inclusive environments that treats people with respect and compassion. I’m proud of the culture we were able to create. I’m proud of the food we made. I’m proud that we helped legitimize vegan food in a city that had pretty sparse options beforehand. I’m proud that we were able to help foster a diverse community of patrons and guests who have helped keep us afloat during shaky times. I’m proud of the work we did and the effort we put into making this place great day in and day out.
Unfortunately, the day to day realities make operating a restaurant extremely difficult. And it seemed like no matter where we cut costs, more costs added on. Eventually things piled up to a point where we couldn’t make it out.
From the deepest part of my heart, I want to thank all of our wonderful guests for letting me do this for the past decade. It’s been a pleasure and an honor.
We will be open normal hours for this week and next. So if you wanna come in one last time, this is your chance to do so.”