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Letter | Former Alpenland owners thank Mercer Island community

It was with great sadness that Gunter and Katrin, Toni and I learned that Alpenland was closing. Katrin and Gunter owned the restaurant from 1974 until 1998, and Toni and I owned it from 1998 until 2012. We got to know the Mercer Island community and all of our other customers well, and it was an honor to get to know you and serve you all of those years. We will miss running into you at Alpenland, where we still ate lunch and bought all of our favorite European products this past year, but hope to run into you in other Mercer Island and Eastside businesses in the coming years.

Thank you to all of our wonderful employees who were like family to us and to all of our wonderfully loyal customers who supported us. Let's hope that it's not goodbye, but aufwiedersehen!


Katrin and Gunter Bonnofsky

Toni and Linda Gadola


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