Dinner at Beets Café (before it closes!)

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." 

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  • Lyn

    My number encase you'd like ti coordinate:[masked]

    June 27

  • Lyn

    Alright folks, tonight is Beets' celebration. If you missed our meet up or would like to come again, please feel free to join me!!

    1 · June 27

  • janet Q

    I will not be able make it tonight. I work downtown Saturday and Sunday and will stop for an early dinner dinner. I love Beets!

    June 18

    • Lyn

      Sorry you cannot make it tonight, try and join us on the 27th!

      1 · June 18

    • Mita

      I'll try to make it on the 27th as well. I didn't get to try their cheesecake!! Lol

      1 · June 20

  • arindam g.

    Just got here, anyone here

    June 18

  • Bob R.

    If I make it tonight it will be after 8pm. Have fun!

    June 18

  • JayB

    ... more of a maybe at this point. ( RSVP has been updated accordingly ). thanks.

    June 18

  • Susan B.

    Regretfully, something has come up and I cannot go. However, I will go on my own and show them some love............

    June 17

    • Lyn

      Sorry you cannot make it there with us. Their own shindig is the 27th, I and at least one other person are planning to go. Feel free to join us then!!

      2 · June 17

    • JayB

      If OK, ... I wouldn't mind joining with you guys on the 27th.

      2 · June 18

  • Judy ".

    I would love to go but I have another meetup that day @ that time.

    June 13

    • Lyn

      Judy, feel free to join a couple of us on the 27th!!

      June 17

  • christopher

    Their rent went up and obviously not enough to support it. We should focus on it to save stars like Beets...go often, spread the word . Too late for Beets at this point but many other gems in town will could suffer the same fate

    June 13

  • Sean

    This is outrageous! Why don't they start shutting down all the McD's, JITB's and Whataburgers around town instead? I would love to see that happen.

    June 13

    • Shawna

      I had wanted to post a comment reflecting your sentiment, however it involved a few "f" bombs and opted to keep it to myself. Ridiculous huh..

      June 13

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