We will always love The Seed, heard the news recently, and are surprised. Been a loyal customer for years - attending a Thanksgiving celebration, getting monthly specials, attending meetings, seeing Ben & Joe's release party. I remember Occupy Lancaster, a demonstration that was fascinating to me (the roll calls, the trash collection, and the zeitgeist), and one which was graced by my presence a few times. I remember talking about how much food was an issue to me - also that I cared about a central purpose (Glass-Steagall, the nationwide call), and have always loved how having a local vegan restaurant followed in such a grassroots way. While it is very sad seeing The Seed announce 9/30 as closing date, I believe that our spirit will continue like branches growing toward light. We see that Root has opened, a very nice vegan bar, for one. Best wishes for Seed owners, musicians who relied on it as a venue, kombucha drinkers who will have to find a new source, and everyone who feels this - even those who may disagree.