To the Editor:

I am writing to publicly thank the local residents and of the town of Trumbull for the privilege of serving them for over seven years at Marie’s Sandwich Shop.

Marie’s has been a cornerstone of the Trumbull community for more than 50 years. It was that special hometown establishment resembling Cheers, filled with daily regulars telling their stories. The dedicated employees took the opportunity to learn customer names and favorite dishes, making them feel at home. I appreciate the loyalty of our long-time customers who have become family friends to all of us.

On behalf of the entire staff at Marie’s, I would like to thank all of our special customers — and friends — for their patronage, loyalty and support throughout the years.

It has been an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to serve the Trumbull community. Although I feel badly that we could not carry on, and closing was a very difficult decision, it was a fabulous run, and I will cherish the memories forever. Thank you.

Kathleen Hallahan, owner