CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Retirement. That’s what’s on the minds of the house owners of Stadium Fish & Chip.
The seafood restaurant is a longtime Cranston staple, and whereas Monique and Gary Woods inform 12 Information they’re able to name it a profession, they aren’t seeking to shut the restaurant for good.
The Woods are literally seeking to promote their enterprise, which Gary has owned and operated for almost 5 many years.
“We wish to retire, however in an effort to try this, we have now to promote the enterprise,” Monique mentioned. “We’re going to remain a working enterprise, we’re not going to shut up immediately.”
“We’re going to maintain it working for so long as it takes for us to get any person to buy the enterprise,” she continued.
When requested whether or not she and her husband would proceed to go to as soon as the restaurant has been offered, Monique laughed and mentioned completely.
“We’d come, however we might be prospects,” she mentioned with a smile.
Monique mentioned they are going to alert prospects on social media as to when “the suitable particular person” comes alongside and takes them up on their provide.
“We wish to see it keep as a seafood restaurant, but when it doesn’t then it’s out of our fingers,” she mentioned.
Placing the enterprise up on the market is bittersweet for the Woods, who’ve seen generations of shoppers cease by over time.
“We’re going to overlook them,” Monique mentioned whereas tearing up. “We’re going to overlook everyone.”
Regardless of the change, the couple hopes that the restaurant stays open for years to return, particularly for his or her regulars.
“We’ve seen households are available in with their children, after which their children develop up after which they transfer away after which they get married,” she continued. “Then they’ve children and so they are available in with their children.”
Stadium Fish & Chip is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The restaurant solely accepts money.