Beets Living Foods Cafe, Austin's raw/vegan restaurant for five years, is unfortunately closing, at the end of June. Their last day open will be June 28th. We're going to get in one more meetup there, on Wednesday June 18th at 7pm. They'll also be having a celebration of their own on June 27th.
Come celebrate five years of a great restaurant with us, one last time... or maybe just until 2015 (read below).
Here's what owner Sylvia Heisey had to say about the reason for closing:
"The rent at this location has been more than we can bear. The building is being bought out and the new owner is not extending my lease. Even so, there would have been an increase and we cannot continue at this location.
"I am so grateful to have been able to remain open for this long and it has been each of you who have inspired me to continue.... I hope that I have inspired you to be conscious of your diet and experience foods that are delicious AND healthy.
"Also please know this is and ending, however it is not the end! The planning is in the works and I will be taking some time to reinvent and create new possibilities for Beets in 2015."