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February 25, 2009

Segafredo South of Fifth shut down?

Signs_o_the_times_wtf800pxAfter President Obama's speech last night, we expected to awake to optimism. Not so much. Phone was ringing off the hook this morning, telling us that Segafredo's recently opened South of Fifth space next to the space formerly known as Opium, shut down last night--for good. "Around six last night, the owners ran out telling everyone to leave," says our spy. "That was it. Everything's gone. The furniture, everything." Apparently there was a U-Haul taking everything out of the place. An inside source says they were lacking business and there's a lien on the property. Shame. We contacted 'fredo's publicist, who also just found out this morning, and will soon receive an official statement.

And here's that statement:

We have made the decision to close Segafredo South Pointe and relocate to the exciting and historical location of 500 Espanola Way. We are thrilled to provide the same great espresso, food, drinks, service and atmosphere at Segafredo Española Way that our guests have been accustomed to at our other locations in Brickell and Bal Harbour.


V&E Restaurant Group