The Pinoy Cafe closed before it ever opened

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Theresa Spencer had a great idea for a Filipino restaurant in midtown, but the deal went sour.
  • Theresa Spencer had a great idea for a Filipino restaurant in midtown, but the deal went sour.

Fans of Filipino cuisine were eagerly waiting for the opening of restaurateur Theresa Spencer's Pinoy Cafe, which she had planned to open this year in the former Grille on Broadway space at 3605 Broadway. Fat City interviewed Spencer last March, shortly after she signed a lease on the 880-square-foot venue.

But the deal is off: "The lease has been terminated," says landlord Greg Patterson. "Theresa has been in the Philippines for several months, and, I understand, her investors have pulled out. I'm now showing the space again to other restaurateurs interested in the space. It has a fully equipped kitchen and is ready to go."

If you've ever fancied opening an intimate little bistro of your own, Patterson can be reached at 816-753-3619. The venue was occupied by the popular Nabil's restaurant for much of the 1980s.

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