“CafÃ© Artiste’s closing is fraught with mystery,” declares the River Oaks Examiner. A sign posted on the front door of the cafe at 1601 W. Main St. near the Menil reads “CafÃ© Artiste will be closed today — sorry for any inconvenience.” The sign has been posted for about a month.
People are pining for their favorite hangout and its ownersâ€™ whereabouts, but no one seems to have an answer. Messages scrawled onto the â€œclosedâ€ sign reveal the sudden nature of the cafeâ€™s closing as well as peopleâ€™s curiosity and, in some cases, their disappointment.
â€œDude, what gives?â€ read one handwritten message, while the question â€œForever?â€ had been scribbled right under the words â€œclosed todayâ€ along with a sad face drawn next to it. . . .
A separate sign in the window, put there by Keller Williams Realty, said the property is up for lease, but calls to the company were not immediately returned.
After the jump: those signs!
Counter and kitchen help wanted too! The mystery deepens . . .