Reader Steve has just sent me this snap of the front door of Eddie Gilbert's in King Street. The sign says:
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that, after more than 5 years serving the Ramsgate community, Eddie Gilbert's has now ceased trading.
We thank you for your custom.
What a shame. I had heard rumours that, since the tragic and untimely death of its owner Johnny a year or so ago, things had been tricky. Or perhaps it's just the current, crappy economy that did for them. What with the ferries gorn too, it's been a bad week for the Millionaires' Playground. Or, to put it another way, maybe some of the millions being spent on regenerating Margate should now be diverted to the sunny south of the island!
Bugger. You know what this also means? Bloody KFC for tea! Grrrrr!