Saturn Cafe Closes Its Downtown Santa Cruz Location

If you’ve felt like the Covid-19 pandemic has done a number on businesses in downtown Santa Cruz, then prepare to see stars, because the latest casualty is out of this world. 

Saturn Cafe, known for its all-vegetarian and vegan comfort food, announced on its Facebook page it will close its doors at the Laurel Street and Pacific Avenue location for good. 

“Sadly, we will not be reopening our 145 Laurel Street location, which has been our home for over twenty years,” the post reads. “We will be relocating to our new neighborhood in Los Angeles.”

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7 downtown Sarasota restaurants, bars near Van Wezel, Mangrove Walkway, The Bay

It’s an exciting time for downtown Sarasota’s iconic Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

The purple palace overlooking Sarasota Bay, which has hosted everyone from Bette Davis to Dave Chappelle, celebrated its 50th anniversary in early 2020 – and then remained almost entirely closed for the following year. Now, the famed waterfront theater is finally ready to return to business with a show by Brian Regan on April 15 (read our interview with him). The star comedian’s performance will be the first event on the Van Wezel’s main stage since last March.

But even if you have not procured

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A Beloved Coffee Shop in Downtown Cedarville

by Lydia Switzer

Orion Coffee and Tea is nestled into the friendly community of downtown Cedarville, Ohio along North Main Street and near to other student favorites such as Colonial Pizza and Beans-n-Cream. Inside, starry artwork decorates the walls, and the atmosphere communicates a sense of calm. Those who visit Orion can select from a variety of specialty coffees, brews, teas, baked goods, and more.

The beginnings of Orion surfaced in December of 2018, when Eric and Sharayah Irwin bought Telemetry Coffee Roasters from its owner. After operating as Telemetry until late in the summer of 2019, the store was

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Downtown Huntsville food truck rallies returning, with some new twists

Huntsville’s biggest stage for food trucks is doubling down this year.

Traditionally, development nonprofit Downtown Huntsville Inc. holds their popular food truck rallies the third Friday of the month, May through October.

For 2021, the rallies will take place the first and third Fridays those months, at Big Spring Park, address 200 Church St. Also new for ’21, the rallies will be split into two categories, food trucks and food trailers, with the latter occurring first Fridays and the former on the third Fridays.

“It’s a creative way to give more exposure,” DHI CEO Chad Emerson tells Logistics

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Where to dine in Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont East

No other area of Las Vegas has seen as much growth as Fremont East, the entertainment district east of Las Vegas Boulevard that now hosts almost two dozen restaurants. In 2012, only Le Thai brought diners outside the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience. Since then, another 16-plus restaurants opened, bringing everything from sushi and barbecue to vegan and Cajun fare. Even a garden setting on a patio and a celebrity favorite taco joint make the list. Here’s a look at 16 places to dine in the Fremont East section of Downtown Las Vegas.

A number of Las Vegas restaurants

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Downtown Wilmington sees new look from cheesesteak restaurant

Port City CheeseSteak

Address: 21 N Front St Unit D, Wilmington

Contact: 910-399-3889; Facebook @portcitycheesesteakdowntown; email [email protected]; owner Chap Wallace

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Price range: $10-$20

Type of food: Cheesesteaks, burgers, chicken wings

A 6 inch Cheesesteak Sub at Port City Cheesesteak March 5, 2021 at the shops new location at 21 N Front Street in downtown Wilmington. [KEN BLEVINS/STARNEWS]

Tell us about your place: Port City CheeseSteak, part of downtown Wilmington for more than four years, recently completed renovations on its new space not far from its old Princess Street digs at 21 N. Front Street. Renovations started in October 2020 and took four months. To keep going the owner keep the old location open

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