At least the coffee is still good

As I watched my first pot of coffee drop into the pot from our trusty (and now considered ancient) Bunn coffee maker at 0530 this morning, I started thinking¬† back about 50 years — a half century ago — to a time when a young man who just turned 19 sat in an old Victorian […]

Floyd's ever-changing face

Paper covers the windows of the corner location of the Winter Sun as work continues on converting the former home of Cafe del Sol into the new home of Dogtown Pizza. Just up Locust Street, Tom Ryan readies his Republic of Floyd Emporium for its grand opening on March 31 while Natasha’s Market Cafe heads […]

Goodbye Cafe del Sol, hello Dogtown Pizza

Cafe del Sol will not reopen. Frank and Sally Walker have put the equipment up for sale and will be moving out of the space in the Winter Sun building this weekend. Sun owner Anga Miller confirmed today that Dogtown Pizza will take over the space that has housed the popular Floyd Coffee shop for […]

Cafe del Sold?

Plans to sell Cafe del Sol as a business have fallen through, the owners are selling off the coffee shop’s equipment and will move out of the location in the Winter Sun building over the weekend (March 13-14), bringing the cafe’s five-year run to an end. The coffee shop in the Winter Sun building closed […]

You say you want an evolution

Five years ago, as Frank & Sally Walker worked to open their new coffee shop, Cafe del Sol, I asked them a question. “What,” I wondered, “motivates you to open a ‘gourmet’ coffee shop in a county where coffee is measured by thickness, not taste?” “We’re hoping to change that,” Sally said. For a while, […]