Ian Kirkland (bottom left), owner and founder of The Caboose Market & Cafe, recently announced he will be leaving the business after 26 years at its helm and passing on ownership to long-time employee Nick Gay (photo center).
The Town of Ashland would like to express our appreciation for Ian's tireless efforts and passion that saw a small wine shop grow into a destination market and cafe and safely shepherded the business through multiple economic downturns and a pandemic. Thanks to his vision and leadership, The Caboose has become a cornerstone business and model for the power of downtown revitalization in the Center of the Universe. Thank you, Ian, we wish you rest and look forward to what you do next!
And Nick, we're thrilled that The Caboose will live on "in the family" and look forward to supporting you and your staff as you embark on its next phase!