Downtown business: Chive changes hours, Pet Valu celebrates

Chive Kitchen changes hours, drops lunch service

Chive Kitchen in Downtown Farmington has announced new hours beginning April 2 that will eliminate lunch service.

The vegan restaurant will also close on Tuesdays, extend hours to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. and offer brunch on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner service will begin at 4 p.m.

“With the shortage of trained hospitality employees it is difficult to provide the level of quality that is necessary in a full-service restaurant, making the workload on our small team excessive,” said owner Suzy Silvestre states. “Our change in hours will close the gap so that we can focus on both the standard of quality that we strive for as well as quality of life for the team.”

Pet Valu celebrates first year

Pet Valu will on Saturday, March 30, celebrate one year of business in Farmington. The pet-centered retailer’s all-day first birthday bash will include complimentary refreshments, giveaways, kid-friendly crafts, and pet-themed raffles. Representatives from Stella and Chewy and Clever Cats will be present, as will dog trainer, Elaine Chan, and pet-portrait painter, Jack of all Trades.

In addition, Providing for Paws will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Wonderland, a rabbit rescue, will have rabbits available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.