I’d been wondering what was going on with the new café in the old Chess Café spot, and this afternoon I was lucky enough to meet the owner and find out. Maria Dobrovolskiy may only be 23, but she’s got a head for the biz, having staked her claim to the spot after finding it on Craigslist. Now, several weeks after cleaning and upgrading, Maria hopes to open next week. “But I want to have a grand opening in late August, once the students come back,” she told me. Fresh Cafe Bar is indeed geared more for the Gen Z crowd than the Chess Café was, as Maria will be showing off her French culinary training with a selection of crêpes, as well as a salad bar and frozen yogurt. So stop by and welcome her to the neighborhood, and see how she’ll make all the pieces fit in that spot!
New Clark St. Station Cafe to Open … Next Week?
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