The Ole Café closed on Feb. 20, the same day southern MN got hit with a big snowstorm. I noticed yesterday that the sidewalk in front of the store has not yet been shoveled. Believe it or not, LaVerne Rippley owns the building.
By city ordinance (Ch. 70 Article I, §70-2) property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their property within 12 hours after snow or ice precipitation has stopped. If snow and ice are not removed, it may be removed by authorized city personnel, and the costs for snow removal will be assessed against the property. Residents may report uncleared sidewalks to the Public Works office (contact information listed on the right side of this page).
I guess I’ll have to tattle on LaVerne to TJ so something can be done before next week’s big snowstorm hits.
Attention Ole Cafe Customers…Only 7 days left to get your favorite Ole Cafe soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts:( 2/14/11: SOUPS Tomato Basil, Chicken Chili, Chicken Wild Rice, Mushroom and Barley:::::PASTA SALADS: Oriental Vegetable, Cashew Chicken
It’s kind of strange that there’s no explicit mention of the closing on that page nor on their website. And in last week’s Northfield News article about the closing:
Cafe owner Angie Perez confirmed the closure Monday, but declined to elaborate on reasons behind the shuttering.
I stopped by early Thursday morning, its second day of operation. Their coffeehouse opens at 5:30 am on weekdays, which I think is the earliest of any in Northfield. Owner Angie Perez was there (left photo, on the right) whipping things/staff into shape.