Last June I announced that Fresco Cafe is leaving their longtime home in Five Points Shopping Center for a new place and now reader Primetime says that the eatery has landed next to the Lobero Theatre at 23 East Canon Perdido Street, the former home of Sevtap Winery. The popular eatery is scheduled to open in September in the El Centro building.

Other sources tell me that Fresco’s rent at Five Points was hiked to more than $20k/month and that the new place will be about half that. I am told that Sevtap put in nearly seven figures in renovations before departing so it is practically turn-key for Fresco. Offering catering to neighbor Lobero Theatre is being discussed.

  1. Photo by Primetime
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  1. Kathleen says:

    Greedy landlords ruining this city!!!

  2. Brendan says:

    Very strange if the landlord at Five Points was trying to charge more than the one at El Centro. The latter seems like a much more desirable location.

  3. Gary Sudder says:

    That’s what happens when there’s no govt mandated rent control.

    US empire hyper-capitalism-wild west, anything and everything goes as long as it makes a $. sad place empty people who’s god was $.

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