Openings and Closings

Love, Peace & Sol Cafe Could Use Some Love: It Just Lost Its Lease

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.”

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.


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Gretchen Kurtz has worked as a writer for 25 years; during that time she's stomped grapes in Napa, eaten b'stilla in Fez, and baked with Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss. Her work has appeared in publications including Boulevard (Paris), Diversion, the New York Times and Westword. Our restaurant critic since 2012, she loves helping you decide where to eat and drink tonight.
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