Just got word from a reader that the Tuscany Cafe, a Southside gay mecca for a decade or so, has unexpectedly closed.
He reports that he stopped by per his usual routine on Saturday afternoon and found a note taped to the door thanking patrons for their business and indicating they (the owners) would see them at Rehobeth Beach.
The phone number has been disconnected.
Tuscany combined a coffee house front with a quiet bar tucked into the back of the space. The sandwiches were delish as were the desserts.
Ledcat and I have frequented the Tuscany often when we venture out for dinner or a cultural event on the Southside. I was, in fact, planning to stop by tomorrow when I attend an event at City Theater. We had been pleased with recent renovations and a very friendly staff.
What a loss.