Righto, enough already!
You can all stop going into Three Monkeys and telling Ralph Stamos you are sorry to see the end of a West End institution and it is sad to see the old place close. Ralph is moving on but the Three Monkeys stays. Not only that, it stays the same.
Ralph’s brother will be working closely with the new owner Marie Hanson to ensure that the atmosphere of this local institution is carefully preserved.
Ralph called the Westender asking us to set the record straight. So many of you have been popping in to say good bye he felt a little like Mark Twain after reading his obituary in the New York Journal. Twain famously commented, “Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
Ralph and the Three Monkeys are very much alive, as is The Westender. Thanks to all of you for letting Ralph know how much you appreciate the work he has put into building a local institution. Thanks too for reminding the local business community just how many of you are reading the paper, now in its twenty second year.