Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Supper at Mimi's Cafe

Sad news that Mimi’s Café in Costa Mesa on last Sunday  has closed its doors
A touch of French cuisine with atmosphere and service to vraiment adore
This poet and two others chose on Sunday evening early to at Mimi’s dine
Not a clue that the doors would then be closed forever after closing time
In a world where the mantra is to increase the minimum wage
Every cost, every penny to a restaurant needs to be subject to a cost cutting rampage
Mimi’s did not close due to a lack of customers willing there to eat
Or competition from a now full Triangle Square just up the street
No, it would appear Vestar the property manager wanted more rent than Mimi’s wanted to pay
Mimi’s like Trump in a deal knew when to from the table walk away
For us a Last Supper not recorded for posterity on canvass or video on Facebook
Only memories of a great meal complete with French onion soup and ideas for an upcoming book
A chance to hand to this poet’s fellow diners his annual Christmas poem
With memories of a great meal followed by a pleasant aid to the digestion walk home
Now hoping that the staff will have jobs waiting at Mimi’s two other sites
Ere it will be for them to find only an unemployment comp check under the Christmas tree lights 

© December 19, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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