I am overwhelmed...

by the comments I have received since the announcement of Krimo's future.

Here a selection...


"Oh Krimo, this brought a little tear to my eye :(Good luck with what comes next, and hope Casa and Porto continue to thrive :) x"
"Sad news Krimo.... Let's hope whoever takes over will keep up the excellent reputation the restaurant has :)

"Good luck Krimo. Have a great future in whatever you decide to do."


"Sad news but wishing you both all the best for the future. Pleased we will still see you at Portofino and Tapas xx"


"Well deserved longevity and i hope that one day i can be a good waffler too :-) xx I hope i can visit there before December x....Don't be sad be proud x"


"Good luck on your new journey :))"

"Good luck... Enjoy your semi-retirement had excellent meals and enjoyed the atmosphere there celebrated my 50th and was made most welcome each time we visited..... I will certainly be having a meal before you go Krimo..."

"WOW my friend .... good luck in your future plans .... :)"

"Well done on all your achievements!! Amazing Restaurant! Amazing family business! Lovely family and fantastic employer! Will not be the same but I hope someone can carry on the success of Krimo's. thank you for employing me, twice! Thanks for all the lovely meals and lovely custom!! We wish you all the best, now you both deserve to rest :-) love Michael and Jeanette xx"


"My first ever job was at Krimo’s .. 4 and a half years and I have to say I loved every minute .. 
Met some of the best friends I ever had through Krimo’s and you and Karen and Adam were great bosses.
Much luck for the future Krimo and Karen and I hope whoever buys it will continue the good name x x 

"Wow - that is a shame Krimo Bouabda, but you must be so very proud. Steve and I will never forget your kind gesture in Portofino's, when we returned from our around-the-world trip. :) You have certainly earned a few nights off! We wish you the best of luck xx In the meantime, are you taking reservations for your closing night? I think Steve and I would like to be a part of it, regardless of when it is. We will of course, continue to support Casa del Mar and Portofino as we always have - but Krimo's takes some beating in the town xx",

"Good luck my friend. You will be missed"


"Such a shame Krimo, but you and Karen certainly deserve a sometime off. I remember my fist day at Krimo's in August 1999 like it was yesterday, that opportunity you gave me and skills and experience I gained really helped shape the person I am today and were invaluable in me becoming a Police Officer. Wishing you both lots of happiness x"


"Oh my goodness what a shame. My husband and I first visited your restaurant at Seaton Carew on one of our first dates many, many years ago and have been loyal customers ever since, celebrating many occasions with you over the years. Our daughter is your number one fan and we are so disappointed that you are putting the business up for sale. You and Karen deserve some years to chill and enjoy your retirement after many years serving the finest food to the people of Hartlepool. You will be sadly missed and I have just called and reserved a table for tomorrow night as we need to enjoy your fine food as many times as possible before you go!! Wishing you lots of luck and many happy retirement years xxx"


"You have worked hard and kept a good reputation in this town top man"


"Have liked this, but not to see you go. You have set a high standard to be maintained by anyone who takes over, Krimo."


"Can't believe it's actually going to happen, this place has been my family since I was seventeen so not only have I seen it change it's seen me change and grow as well !! Will be missed xx"


"Aw sad times but makes perfect sense for you. Lots of good times and celebrations spent at Krimo’s with Adam and our friends."


"Hi, Krimo sorry to hear you are closing Krimo’s my family and I have enjoyed your hospitality down the years from your beginnings at Seaton hope you enjoy your partial retirement hope to see you again soon."


"Best of luck Krimo. Being one of those many teenagers you have employed over the years I fully appreciate the amazing contribution you and karen have made to the Hartlepool community. Loved working at seaton, such good times and I wish you many more when you do eventually have a little rest. Xx"

"I remember my mam and Cliff and The Coliseum back in 85. You where a good chef then mate. You must have been a good waffler to to put up with Cliff. Good luck for the future mate."

"Sad day for Hartlepool but wish you & your family the very best for the future!"

"How sad. I remember the days when I used to wash and iron your tablecloths right back when you started in Seaton Carew x your family will be missed on the marina xx"

"Understandable. Enjoy your lighter workload and keep the match reports coming."

"Having delivered your fruit and veg for many years for my family before I emigrated down under I got to say I loved going to Krimo's either delivering or going for a meal, the staff have helped give make a happy relaxing atmosphere where some restaurants in town don't have"

"All the best Krimo! Was a great place to work, probably the best working environment I've worked in, met some cracking people including yourself, Adam , big Colin , Colin , Tracy, Madge, Lydia, Ben, Jimmy, Kevin, Christopher and loads more. Fantastic place to eat as well! Definitely the end of an era in the town!"

"Can't believe your going to lose the BRAND"

"Sad news! every good wish for the future with everything else. At least we all still get to see you around. So that's good news! Love to you, and all your family x"

"Carole would like you to wait closing till after June if you don't mind Krimo so when we come over to visit we can come down for a meal"

"A difficult decision no doubt Krimo. I totally understand that priorities in life change over time and wish you all the very best for the future and hope that you can take time for yourself to enjoy all that life has to offer you in the coming years. It was a pleasure working with you for those years at Tees Valley Maria. xx"


1 comment:

Iain Macdonald said...

All the very best Krimo, your venture is and should be an inspiration to others for a long time to come.