Over the past two and a half weeks, the circumstances behind the closure of the Red Rooster Cafe in the Millville District on Gig Harbor's waterfront have been anything but clear.
Whether the story came from owner Jamie Radcliffe or Arabella's Landing Marina general manager John Moist - who was writing on behalf of owners Stan and Judy Stearns - the debate over what ultimately forced the closure spilled onto Patch discussion forums and Facebook pages.
Supporters of both sides accussed the other of wrongdoing, and at times, the discussion turned ugly.
Now, Radcliffe tells us, via those same Patch discussion forums, that she is ready to move on.
Responding to a user, Radcliffe wrote the following Monday night:
A. Terry... The following is a link for you (and the rest of the Patch community) to view if you choose to. I am ready to move on with my life. Please allow me to do so.
In her blog, which is called "What would Jesus do?," Radcliffe writes that, "the way the current situation was handled was, in my opinion, out of character for Mr. Stearns."
"I actually am very shocked as to the events that have taken place and also hoped that John Moist's accusations and dishonest statements would have turned out to be things Mr. Stearn's was unaware of."
Radcliffe insists that she is not vindictive or out to hurt anyone's business or credibility, but she says the way Moist describes how the situation was handled "was completely dishonest."
At the end of the post, Radcliffe pointed to her spiritual strength to get her through the ordeal. She also makes the following plea:
"I ask now for the people on the Patch page who are making very hurtful comments to please either make it be known who you are by giving your full name and photograph, or please put your accusations to rest," she wrote. "If you look at the facts, I am not saying anything other than the truth."
"I would do just about anything to wake and realize that this all was nothing more than a horrible dream."
So who do you believe, Patch users? Why has this been such a hot-button issue? Tell us in the comments below.