Dacapo’s Decamps from Its 11th St. Corner Next Month

DACAPO’S DECAMPS FROM ITS 11TH ST. CORNER NEXT MONTH A Friday afternoon Facebook post from the owners of Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe broke the news that they’re closing on September 29 and skipping town for Tahlequah, Oklahoma where they’ll be “retiring a little early” after 14 years in the storefront pictured above. Of all 4 structures at the intersection of E. 11th St. and Studewood — including the catty-corner Ruggles-Green-turned-Bellagreen, along with Liberty Kitchen and Someburger’s longstanding fast-food shack — the bakery is the oldest; it went up shortly after the surrounding North Norhill subdivision filled up with homeowners in the ’20s. Six years after Dacapo’s moved in, its building became part of the pistol-shaped Norhill Historic District. Situated in the district’s southwest corner — at the end of its original commercial center along 11th — it’s one of the few retail structures left over from the neighborhood’s early days. [Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe; neighborhood history] Photo: Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe

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  • It’s a great zero-setback commercial building. Would be perfect for a restaurant, but they’d need to find 30 off street parking spaces.

  • Will miss DaCapo’s…a Heights institution…walking in feels like Old Heights of which sadly little remains.

  • Fitzgeralds, then Hickory Hollow, now Dacapo’s. What a shitty week for old school Heights establishments.

  • Going to miss this place. The cakes, cookies and other pastries are top notch. But I’ll miss taking off from work early and stopping in for a sandwich on my way home.