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St. Petersburg restaurant Savannah's Cafe to close

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown St. Petersburg's 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 restaurant 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. "Hopefully one day we will be back, but until then I look forward to seeing you around this great city."

Warren, a self-made 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.

St. Petersburg restaurant Savannah's Cafe to close 05/06/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2011 1:45pm]
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