Story ends for Next Chapter Cafe in Manchester


MANCHESTER — The Next Chapter Cafe closed its doors Monday, but there is already another cafe prepared to take its place in the space next to the Northshire Bookstore.

Bookstore and cafe space owner Chris Morrow said on Facebook a new cafe is expected to open in May.

"We are very sad to let you know that The Next Chapter Cafe is out of business," Morrow wrote. "Many thanks to Daniela [Stewart] for her valiant efforts. Happily, the cafe is scheduled to re-open in May as Bonnet & Main under the direction of two great local women. More news soon."

Susan Howard, Sandra Kraehling and Daniela Stewart opened the cafe the week of Thanksgiving 2018.

In an email, Morrow said there was little more he could add.

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"We are in final stage discussions with a new partnership of two local women," Morrow wrote. "If all goes well, Bonnet & Main will open in May. More as soon as details are finalized."

He did clarify that the "two local women" who will be opening the new business are not connected to The Next Chapter.

The closure appears to have been announced in a Facebook post on the Northshire Bookstore's page Monday evening followed by a post on The Next Chapter Cafe's Facebook page moments later.

"The Next Chapter Cafe would like to announce we've sold our business and are now closed," the post stated with a photo of Howard and Stewart, two of the three woman behind the cafe. "We thank you for your patronage."

Efforts to reach the three owners of the cafe were unsuccessful Tuesday.

Contact Darren Marcy at or by cell at 802-681-6534.


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