Haley House has announced that Dudley Dough, the "Pizza With A Purpose" cafe housed in the Bollimg Municipal Building, will close by the end of this year.
Via an email to supporters, Haley House Executive Director Bruce Broderick states:
"Our very compelling and aspirational vision for a fair-wage pizza shop was vital and appreciated, but after two years of operation, it is still far from breakeven, which is necessary for its success (to be able to elevate staff wages further, which is a central tenet of the mission). Our board determined that Haley House could not continue to subsidize it—to remain open would involve jeopardizing Haley House for the future."
Regarding current employees:
"Significant effort is being made to support the staff through this transition."