Water’s Edge Cafe reopening after more than a year of staying closed
CRISFIELD, Md. – A local favorite eating spot is getting ready to welcome customers back in tomorrow after a year of being closed. “Dan and I are very excited to be back home, and to feel the excitement in the air – people moving around and feeling like there’s hope and renewal in the air,” said Owner of Water’s Edge Cafe Mary Nelson.
Nelson says she and her husband, Dan, tried to open during the summer. But the cash wasn’t flowing, and they didn’t want to put a strain on other local businesses. “We didn’t want to take away from the restaurants that have been trying to make it. So, we felt like what little bit we could contribute to the town was it was better to close than to compete with everybody that was trying to stay open,” said Nelson.
Nelson says Crisfield’s mayor offered for them to use the alley next to their business, so they can expand seating while keeping everyone safe. Now that the cafe is ready to reopen, Nelson says they have all the necessary COVID-19 safety precautions in place, and plenty of homemade family recipes and classic Eastern Shore style seafood to go around.
Nelson says she hopes as the cafe draws business, those customers will support others while they’re in town. “We’re a tourist-based business here on the water, and we opened this business for that reason – to draw people to our little town, to generate more income for the town. They don’t just eat. They stop to the gas stations, local grocery stores, Family Dollar,” said Nelson.
The cafe is open every day except Sunday. “Come on down and see us. We’ve got a great view, and we’re open and ready to invite everybody in and start living again,” said Nelson.