Ritz Cafe, Millport

We took a wee trip "doon the watter" yesterday to Millport. This is a little island resort, like Rothesay, that used to be very popular with Glaswegian holidaymakers before the lure of the Costa del Sol. A highlight of any trip is a visit to The Ritz Cafe, run by the Giorgetti family since 1908. It's a wonderful dayglo vision of formica and geometric patterns - what a gem. The good/bad news is that it's up for sale and has been for the past 2 years. The good side is an opportunity for someone sympathetic to own their own classic cafe, the bad is the thought of it getting bought over and ripped out. I worked in a cafe for a year and it was one of the best jobs I ever had, so I wouldn't rule out running a cafe. It's such a nice pipe dream but having no money and no business sense probably rules this out. Anyone else interested? Can you help keep the Ritz in good hands? More details from Christie + Co.

It would be a bit of a commute but it's almost worth considering . . . the trouble is I've been waiting for my local cinema to put up the For Sale sign so I can buy that too !

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Simon James x

ps Did you see the Martin Parr article in The Observer on Sunday ?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2007/sep/09/escape.photography

The travel section (or Escape as it's rather ludicrously entitled) also had a nice piece on the beach huts at Mablethorpe.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2007/sep/09/escape.uk?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

Simon James x

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