Following in the path of the recently closed Varsity and 94th Aero Squadron another College Park original is closing its doors for good. The Diamondback reports that May 22nd will be the final day to grab a cold one at the Santa Fe Cafe.
“The Fe” has been in a battle with the city over the long overdue installation of a sprinkler system. This issue will now become a problem for the new tenants.
“My lease was up, and me and the landlord just couldn’t come to an agreement on pricing,” Srour said. “It’s business. She went in a direction I couldn’t go in.”
But after years of conflict, some city officials were less diplomatic.
“Goodbye and good riddance,” District 2 Councilman Jack Perry said in an interview. “He doesn’t want to comply with the law — what else can I say? I agree with the decision of the courts. And if he has to go, then so be it.”