Over the weekend, distraught South Enders took to social media to spread photos of Delux Cafe's door, which is currently covered with an "RIP" sign, as shown above. But a Twitter account apparently from the bar quickly materialized, reassuring everyone that it is "gone, but not for long. Sold to a long time employee and will reopen in February."
An employee reached at Delux Cafe this morning confirmed the news and said that no real changes are on the way, just that they'd be getting some of the "grease out of the kitchen and dust off of the garlands" while trying to "stay true" to what has made it so beloved over the last two decades. So dry your tears, and stay tuned for a reopening date.
UPDATE: A tipster from the neighborhood reports that the "RIP" sign was replaced by a "we are remodeling" note, which was replaced with plain white paper.
· @DeluxCafe [Twitter]
· South End's Delux Cafe Is 'Gone, But Not for Long' [Boston.com]