With changes looming from the $20.25 million sale of the building it has called home for a year and a half, Cafe Kanape is closing on Broadway and preparing for a move to a new Capitol Hill home, owner Sabine Ruthensteiner tells CHS.
Ruthensteiner and husband Chris opened Kanape in the 700 Broadway building in February 2011 in a space formerly home to a take and bake pizza shop. The former owners of 1st Ave’s Contour shaped Kanape into a Euro-style cafe and lounge serving, of course, small-bite canapes, soups and crepes.
Sabine tells CHS that higher rent lead to the decision to close the Broadway location and that Kanape will reopen on the Hill again soon.
We haven’t yet heard what will follow Kanape in the 700 Broadway building. In July, we reported on the $20.25 million sale of the mixed-use development.