Tipster tells us Cafe Europa — which once billed itself as “the non-Capitol Hill cafe” — is no more. We’re told the spot on the edges of Volunteer Park will be filled by a swanky “upscale comfort food” joint run by the owners of Carmelita.
Meanwhile, they were reportedly giving away their Cafe Europa junk today. Items piled on the sidewalk included a “large sign reading Volunteer Park Grocery (Since 1906) with a painting of the mountains,” an “old dirty beer fridge” and a “huge freezer.” Also reportedly, that freezer has gone to a good home to be used for ice cream bar storage. No word on the fate of some of the strange portraits of historical figures hanging on the walls — was that Mussolini near the front door?