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Ivan Kane's Cafe Was Almost Is

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Now that Forty Deuce is closed, Ivan Kane's moving full steam with his next project. Here we have the floorplans to Cafe Was, the restaurant and lounge taking over the Schwab's space on Vine Street. What we see: a "garden" patio; a piano in the middle of the main dining room; a private dining room with a fireplace, and an adjacent private lounge; a lounge by the bar; and a mezzanine for 22 people or so with its own bar and tables looking over the piano/performance space. A recent Craigslist ad for staff demands three to four years "high-end club and restaurant experience with solid wine/spirits knowledge" and "fine dining a plus." Sounds serious. They're shooting for a May opening.
Plywood Special: Ivan Kane's Cafe Was [~ELA~]