Lonni Byrd, chef and co-owner of Love, Peace & Sol Cafe, could use a little love right now. Byrd – the subject of last week's Chef and Tell interview — just received notice from her landlord that her lease at 3435 Albion Street in Park Hill is being terminated. And so the vegan soul-food restaurant that she opened this past winter with business partner Caronne Porter will be closing in a matter of weeks.
In keeping with her sunny disposition, Byrd is trying to find a silver lining. “We have no idea what we are going to do from here, but we believe everything happens for a reason,” she says. “[We] are trusting that there is only better out there for us.”
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If you’re one of the cafe’s loyal followers, or are simply curious how soul food tastes when it’s made without animal products, drop by soon: The restaurant’s last day in this space will be August 7.