THE COVENTRY INN. EMAIL NEWSLETTER. APRIL 21, 2017.
LIVE ROCK ’N’ ROLL FRIDAY—“Somebody to Love,” Starring Lynne Jones, Chuck Potthast, David Serene, Wally Stapleton, and Ryan Long. Music Begins at 9:00 P.M.—Come for Drinks, Dancing, and Light Appetizers
CONTACT—Website www.covinn.com. Telephone 724-463-0776
With this week’s newsletter, I am letting everyone know that The Coventry Inn will be open to the public on an erratic schedule for the next few weeks and possibly for the summer months. The work load of regular service plus a number of larger functions scheduled this spring has overstressed my small kitchen staff. This problem was complicated by the need for one staff member to undergo gall bladder surgery and by the death of a close relative of our chef. It seemed to me last week that service was not up to our usual standard, and the chef is taking a few weeks to come to grips with the loss of her loved one. We have several private events scheduled over the next two weeks, and we must concentrate on handling them well.
We will be open on Friday, April 21st for live music, drinks, and a few snacks. The music will be provided by our most popular rock ’n’ roll band, “Somebody to Love.” We will serve pizza, salads, hot crab dip, and cheese boards, possibly burgers and fries and wings. Look for the complete list on the web site on Friday.
It is essential that we find new staff members for the kitchen before we return to regular service. Other changes include the fact that our popular bar tender, Daniela Alarcon has been accepted to medical school at The University of Pittsburgh (Congratulations to Daniela). She will be leaving in the middle of May, and she must be replaced as well. I have considered closing for the summer to take a rest myself and to work on some projects I have had to put on the backburner since last August, but that would mean starting over from ground zero again in the autumn, something that is very hard to do.
I am sorry that I cannot be more definite right now, but I have had only a few days to come to grips with this problem myself, just enough to put it into words. I value my personal relationship with the customers of The Coventry Inn very highly, and I am very sorry to let you down at this time. For the immediate future, I shall be fulfilling my obligations for private events already booked and for Friday night entertainment already arranged. I probably will not mail any more post cards to advertise until this problem is solved one way or another, and I will use this newsletter to keep friends and customers informed.
Charles A. Runyan
The Coventry Inn
April 18, 2017