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Closings Wed Jul 22 2009

Vella Cafe Closing Aug. 23

vellacafelogo.jpgVella Cafe, the popular brunch and lunch place under the Western Blue Line stop, is closing on Sunday, August 23. The restaurant's lease is up at the end of August, and Sara Voden said she and co-owner Melissa Yen have decided to move on. Voden wouldn't go into details about their future plans, other than to say that each will be going her separate way.

There will be no special event to mark Vella's closing, although Voden said, "we will do one last pizza supper on August 14. We'll be sending out an announcement to people on our email list."

 
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Michelle / July 22, 2009 3:37 PM

Do you mean Sara Voden?

jen / July 22, 2009 4:05 PM

does.not.compute. did they not just start serving dinner recently?
this narrows my brunches i like options down to 4. boo.

Zespy / July 22, 2009 4:24 PM

that is really too bad. i love that place! good food, great people, very accommodating and vegan friendly..

Andrew / July 22, 2009 4:59 PM

Yes, I very much meant Sara Voden. Apologies for the error -- the post has been edited.

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