Cosmo Cafe, owned by the Paragary restaurant empire, will close on Dec. 17 and reopen in mid-February as the fourth Cafe Bernardo outpost, joining the Cafe Barnardo locations in midtown, R15 and Davis, reports Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.
The upscale eatery and bar opened three years ago, at 10th and K, with the goal of serving patrons of the adjacent Cosmopolitan Cabaret.
But, Paragary says, the cabaret crowd was too limited – and Cosmo didn't "resonate" with the younger people drawn recently to nearby clubs and bars.
"The late-night scene is thriving there," he says, referring to the "Mermaid Bar" complex up the street and his own Social nightclub above Cosmo. But people attending those locales "just walk by our door as if we were closed," he says.
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