ALBANY, Ga. — A downtown Albany restaurant is abruptly closing its doors to lunch customers, sources close to the organization say.
The staff at Cafe 230 will serve the last lunches Friday, according to an email sent to members of the Downtown Sertoma Club, a civic group that has used the facility for its monthly meetings.
A source close to the owners of the restaurant who would not speak for attribution because certain principals had not been told of the move Thursday, confirmed that the restaurant, located at 230 W. Broad Ave., would be closing for lunch business but would remain open for catering and private parties.
Existing bookings shouldn’t be impacted, the source said.
Downtown Manager Aaron Blair said that he had been kept in the dark as to Cafe 230’s impending closure. He said late Thursday that he learned of the situation from the Sertoma email.
“This came out of the blue for me,” Blair said. “I didn’t know they were having troubles or that they may be considering closing. I don’t really know what the deal is.”
The owners also may be considering relocating the facility.
When it opened its doors in 2010, Cafe 230 was seen largely as a major component in a downtown renaissance.