Java — which gave downtown a needed shot of joe — is leaving its funky Church Lane spot.
Its last day of operation is December 31 — less than a year after it arrived.
But fear not. SoNo Baking Company is moving in.
A Java manager — who declined to give his name — said this morning that employees learned on Monday they’ll move to a new location.
He’s not sure where it is, or when. But he said that SoNo Baking will replace Java in February.
They put me in touch with SoNo Baking Company & Cafe owner John Barricelli.
“That’s a big rumor going around,” he said. “It’s very preliminary. Where did you hear that?”
From the Java manager, I said.
“Well, it’s probably going to happen,” John elaborated. “But until the leases are signed, nothing’s definite.”
Stay tuned. If we hear more about why Java is closing, where it’s going or if SoNo Baking is definitely moving in, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime, that news ought to wake you up.