After nine years of business, Soup's On, 221 N. Water St., is closed. Owner Mary Krimmer decided it was time to retire.
"Thank you for your patronage. I've enjoy serving each and every one of you," wrote Krimmer on her website.
I wrote about Krimmer in a 2006 article and found her life story to be powerful and inspiring. After raising eight children and running a home day care, Krimmer decided to fulfill a dream and open the restaurant.
"I ran a home day care for 30 years and, during that time, I made a lot of soup," she says.
Personally, I will miss her delicious white chili the most.
I will miss Broccoli Bread & Herbed Pea the most. Sorry to see you go Mary. Thanks for the many years of delicious soup.
I've known Mary and Doug Krimmer for years. Doug is a photographer. He took a number of photos of me for the covers of my CD's during my singing career, and they both have come to hear me perform a number of times. Soups On was also an Art Gallery, H20. My band played there at some of the openings. Mary handled that little diner so well..even when she had to face problems with her aging parents....My favorite was her egg salad sandwich. I do not live in the neighborhool, but I would stop in just to chat. She is a wonderful person, and I hope we will see other often in the future. Nobody did this better and with so much love for her customers.
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