The August 4 Facebook post that the Milford House restaurant has closed was greeted with surprise and sadness by many.
The restaurant was an institution in Milford, located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Commerce, for 28 years.
Here is the post in full:
“THE MILFORD HOUSE HAS CLOSED PERMANENTLY
To Our Beloved Customers – It’s no secret that the past 18 months have been extremely difficult for the entire restaurant industry. The dedicated staff at Milford House have worked tirelessly to weather the storm and continue to provide a quality dining experience for all of our guests. More recently, our inability to find adequate staff has forced Milford House and Perriez Carryout to close our doors permanently as of now. On behalf of our staff, we appreciate all the community support you have given to our restaurant over the past 28 years. We will all miss you and the gathering place you helped make amazing! Perry and Kris Sinacola “
Perry Sinacola declined to comment further on the shutdown.
Joell Beether, Executive Director of the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, expressed his feelings about the loss of the iconic restaurant in the Milford town center landscape: “It was a very sad day to hear of Milford House being closed. , such a huge loss for our community. Milford House was a great family business that not only provided us with years of delicious food but also continued support to groups, organizations and the community at large. I’m so honored to have not only worked with Perry and Kris over the years, but also proud to be able to call them friends. What good memories! Thanks, Perry & Kris for all you’ve done. We will miss you very much! ”
The closure came as a surprise to the public, as evidenced by numerous posts on Facebook, which also said that Milford House will be missed.
Here is a selection of those comments, which include individuals as well as other members of the Milford business community:
A comment from the Red Dog Saloon said, “Sorry to hear that! It has been a pleasure working with you over the years and Milford is definitely lost without you here. So many good memories, good food and good times. Thank you for all of your hard work and fun times over the years. We will all miss you all! ”
Wendi Skolnik of Nana’s Niche and Corner also commented on the post: “I’m sorry to hear that. Milford House has been a great place for Milford! I will miss Jody, answering the phone for our lunch orders, “Hey, neighbor. “
Sharon Peterson wrote, “My heart is broken. Thank you for being such great supporters of our community and the people who live here. This corner will never be the same again, you will certainly be missed by many, your dedication to holding on for the past few months has been done with such determination. Thank you for being there for me during this difficult time. I just can’t imagine what you’re going through.
Shelley Robinson said, “Perry and Kris. We are very sad to see you closing our favorite restaurant and caterer for over 30 years. I can’t imagine who we’re going to be using now. Your food was amazing. You have organized all the high school sporting events that we have participated in. Every graduation party, shower, family event, birthday party, etc. for as long as I can remember.
Rick Kirchner agreed, “Milford won’t be the same without the corner house the whole Sinacola family built !!! Great people, who run an amazing business, serve great food while giving back to the community and their employees. Thank you for all these wonderful memories and I wish you good luck on your next adventure. ”