Downtown's Savannah's Cafe to close May 28
Savannah's Cafe will close at the end of the month, according to a statement by owner John Warren. The Southern cuisine restaurant at 1113 Central Ave., known for its mint juleps in mason jars and shrimp and grits, became a distinct player in the local scene when it opened nearly four years ago. "Despite accomplishments, these are trying economic times and Savannah's Cafe must close — for now," Warren said in the statement. Warren, a businessman with a background in historic preservation, made a surprising late run in the 2009 St. Petersburg mayoral race. He received a small percentage of votes. Savannah's Cafe has reduced its hours to Wednesdays through Sundays until it closes May 28.
Emily Nipps, Times staff writer
Chamber welcomes teacher group chief
Kim Black, president of the Pinellas County Teachers Association, will speak at the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Salute to Education. The program takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. May 18 at the Largo Public Library. The luncheon also will feature the presentation of the organization's "Outstanding Educator Awards" and its scholarships to Largo High School seniors. The cost is $20. To register, call (727) 584-2321.
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