Farewell Favorites: Doidge's

2002: 2217 Union Street. << Back
No longer able to turn a profit on $15 pancakes, chic Doidge's Cafe closed in the summer of 2001 after thirty years in business. In a letter to the public, owner David Coyle said the longtime institution was a favorite spot for locals as well as out-of-town celebrities and indeed the ever tony joint on Union Street at Fillmore was. Coyle cited a declining economy, increased operating expenses and payroll taxes, a dearth of parking in the neighborhood, and competition from chain stores all as reasons for closing the restaurant which had recently expanded its operating schedule to include the dinner hour.

Copyright 2001 Hank Donat
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