Magpie Cafe closing downtown location   

    Magpie Cafe will close its downtown location on Friday, after three years in business.  

    James Jacobs, a co-owner of the business, declined to say why it was shuttering.

    The cafe opened in 2016 in the Commerce Building on Third Street, eventually expanding its hours and offering a short-lived dinner service the following year. Rather than offer dinner, the restaurant began hosting private events in the evenings.

    The 2,900-square-foot location is one of three commercial spaces on the first floor of the redeveloped Commerce Building, which has 93 residential units on its upper levels.

    “We feel that a business and brand is a living breathing entity. As such, there is expansion and contraction,” owners James and Lina Jacobs wrote on the business’ Facebook page. “In 2015, expansion to a second cafe location seemed to be the right path for Magpie.”

    James Jacobs says the Magpie kiosk at Pointe Marie and the shop at the Perkins Road overpass will continue to operate as usual.

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