Letter to the Editor

Left holding useless gift card

To the editor:Imagine my surprise today when I opened your paper and read the business column and read that Joey's Seafood Restaurant had closed. The surprise came because I received a gift card from that restaurant as a Christmas gift and wanted to see what I was to do with the card now. I have called the restaurant, and the phone just rings, I have tried contacting the company via Internet and have had no success there either. I am disappointed that for some reason Joey's felt the need to sell gift cards during the recent holiday season only to close the doors nine days later. Why weren't consumers notified that their gift cards would not be good for the new year? I feel this is ridiculous and unfair to all the loyal customers that Joey's had.

SANDY LOWREY, Cape Girardeau