I just saw this bit of bad news in the Seattle PI: Andre Helmstetter is selling Cafe Vega.
Let’s hope that the sale goes through and we get to keep an independent coffee shop in that part of the neighborhood.
And it’s good that we’re not completely losing Andre – he’s involved in another project in the CD that opens for business on Wednesday. Stay tuned tomorrow for more on that.
but I’m sure he will stay engaged in our community and our conversations, as he has for so long. I have always been impressed not only with his coffee, but also with his insight and passion. Andre – good luck on your next venture, and we will continue to support local business in the CD as much as possible.
I thought Cafe Vega was relocating to the old Casuelitas at Judkins and MLK. Assumed it was the same folks. Am I wrong?
That’s a separate venture – story coming soon