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Former Longmeadow Friendly's manager thanks community

Date: 2/17/2009

For the last four years I was the franchise owner of the Longmeadow Friendly's restaurant located in the Longmeadow Shops on Bliss Road. I recently sold the restaurant back to Friendly's Restaurant Corporation, as I move on to the next stage of my life. I have met literally thousands of customers, many of them who continued to return often and move into the "guest" category, as opposed to just being a customer. I am proud to be associated with such communities as Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Enfield and the "X" section of Springfield. As I grew to know the local organizations that exist in the before mentioned trading area, I realized how fortunate the next generation is to grow up in this area. There are so many caring and giving adults who do care about their children's future and in my small way of support was glad to be a part of that group.

I also want to thank the community adults, high school and college students who wanted a job where they could earn money and also be part of something special. Friendly's is truly a place where memories are made and due largely to the employees and managers who work to make it a pleasant dining or snack experience. I am so proud of the team there and will always feel pride in being able to lead and guide them. So as the song goes..."Thanks for the Memories!"

Steve Scriver

East Longmeadow