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West Village Institution Caffe Dante Shutters After 100 Years

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Rumor has it, owner Mario Flotta sold the cafe to an Australian restaurant group.

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West Village old-timer Caffe Dante has had an on again off again flirtation with The Shutter Report. Now, a note on the cafe's window confirms the closure, at least for now. The note, however, hints that the cafe may not be done quite yet:

Dear customers and community, Caffe Dante is closed. We are committed to upholding this legendary space as a neighborhood eatery, and we look forward to serving you later this spring.

As for what will become of the space, that is yet to be confirmed. A tipster told Gothamist that owner Mario Flotta sold the cafe to an Australian restaurant group that doesn't plan on changing much.

Caffe Dante

79 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 982-5275 Visit Website

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