A message from Robert & Julie
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE VERY
BEST FOR 2021
we wish to thank each and everyone of you for your
continued support during this extraordinary year.
2020 most definitely has been a challenge in so many
ways. Without your support, we would be a statistic
along with so many other small businesses around the
country. THANK YOU!
everything, one always has to look for the positive
in every situation. With the onset of the COVID-19
Coronavirus and operating as best as we could by way
of curb-side only, we quickly realized that our shop
in Manchester was never going to work for us again
in its then format as we looked ahead to a return
to more normal customer interaction but with new health
safeguards. That's when the positive presented itself
and we were able to negotiate to acquire the property
in Arlington where it all started for us back in 2016
- the former Cheese House.
the customary preparatory work, we opened the door
of our new home at 5187 VT Rt 7A, Arlington on September
4. At the same time, we re-branded the Manchester
shop as "The Annex to Rablogan Castle" to
serve as an Outlet for our clearance items with shortened
hours and restricted access.
so many of us are aware, the Fall saw an increase
in the incidence of COVID-19 throughout the NorthEast
including Vermont. Since Fall and on through Thanksgiving,
there was a further escalation that resulted in expanded
restrictions and tougher guidelines. With this in
mind and being concerned for both our customers and
our staff, we decided to suspend operations at "The
Annex" until further notice at the beginning
of December while at the same time acknowledging the
benefits and resultant success of our relocation to
Arlington. Our customers offering testimony to this
as we looked forward into 2021, accepting that there
has been no apparent turnaround in virus cases that
would warrant a lightening of the restrictions in
the foreseeable future in Vermont and surrounding
states, we were forced to re-appraise our situation.
Thus, after considerable deliberation, we have decided
to close the shop in Manchester permanently and focus
our entire efforts on providing the best possible
customer experience in our Arlington home.
2021 upon us and as we wait for so many things effecting
our daily lives to settle back into some form of normality,
albeit a new and different normal, we want you to
know that at Rablogan, one thing has never changed
, "our dedication to you, our customers and friends",
and never will as we go forward developing Rablogan
Castle of Scotland in Arlington, Vermont as a destination
for all who choose and especially for those with Scottish
& Celtic blood in their veins.
looking at the positive, our new home already offers
so much -
much larger and spacious facility overall with a
dedicated food products and Highland wear area
product offerings with space to appreciate them
on one floor - no stairs anywhere
access for everyone - wheelchairs and pushers are
of parking right at the door
on Rt 7A - Traffic snarls are never an issue here
you save on Sales Tax too
when you have a chance, please drop by, say "Hi"
and explore our new facility.
that we have filled you in with what's been happening
around here, we wish you and yours a Happy New Year
and all the very best for 2021