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Coming soon: the reincarnation of the Ideal Cafe

Sweet Lou's Waffle BarIdeal Cafe signTracy mentioned in her blog post of last week’s Friday Memo that there "… are rumblings that another restaurant will be locating in the space held by Sweet Lou’s Waffle Bar."

Last week, Northfield restaurateur Norman Butler (Contented Cow, Chapati, Butler’s Steak and Ale) signed a lease for the space. He intends to name it The Ideal Cafe and open by year’s end. Cuisine? He’s open to suggestions. Attach your comments here.

See Maggie Lee’s June 21 column, Bargens leave legacy of Ideal Cafe, for a bit of history on the restaurant. The photo of the Ideal Cafe’s sign above is cropped from a photo on the Virtual Tourist web site when the site was the Las Delicias restaurant.

Sweet Lou’s Waffles shuts down for now

Sweet Lou's to close I got a heads-up from Norman Butler earlier this week that Sweet Lou’s Waffle Bar and Cafe would be shutting down soon.  He had recently spoken with Lewis Newman, the owner.

He told Norman that there’s a possibility the current managers would re-open the restaurant in the near future, but the sign on the door doesn’t indicate that. Continue reading Sweet Lou’s Waffles shuts down for now