The Long Beach Patch is reporting that Avenue Café Abruptly Shuts Its Doors [that’s the name of the article, so click that link to read the full story]. These are the same owners who did the same thing with short-lived bakery Everything Delicious, which closed after a month of operation last year [read – EVERYTHING DELICIOUS (And out of Business)].
I did a review of Avenue Café back in March 2011 and actually liked the place at the time, but my opinion has since changed and haven’t been back there in over a year.
As far as I’m concerned, Avenue Café (20 West Park Avenue) had two major problems:
- It was too big, yet didn’t have not enough seats for it’s size. Nobody wanted to sit upstairs and the bar area took up too much room.
- The menu was ridiculously large and confusing.
Here is my recommendation for any future café owners who wish to take that space with the same use: Go to Paninis and Bikinis (896 West Beech Street) in the West End and copy & paste. End of story.
Related Post: March 8th, 2011 Avenue Café – REVIEW (formerly Monterey [formerly Corbin & Reynolds])