I was a bit surprised; I rather liked Staccato and thought they were doing well. But there’s more to the story: on the day it was discovered that they were closing, my wife found a coupon in the latest Smart Shopper mail insert for a new restaurant called “Bourbon Street Bend“—listed with the same address as Staccato.
Since those mailers take some time to organize, print, and mail out, the plans for Staccato to close and be replaced had to be set in motion well before last Wednesday, when—according to the official version—Staccato found out their lease wouldn’t be renewed.
Downtown shenanigans! (Not even getting into the closings of Cork and 28.)
Meanwhile, over on the westside, the new self-serve frozen yogurt place, Cuppa Yo, which is apparently so far insanely successful (the Bulletin gives some numbers); I keep seeing all the locals mention it on Twitter and Facebook and there have been some tweet-ups there. I admit, we’ve been there twice already, and the offerings are pretty good: rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, all sorts of toppings, and 40 cents an ounce. I’ll write up a more extensive review later, maybe.