It's a good thing that two new coffee options recently opened in Noble Square. Swim Cafe, a breakfast, lunch, and coffee spot on Chicago Avenue, has closed. The vegetarian-focused cafe was in business since 2005.
Karen Gerod, who co-owned Swim Cafe with her sister Debra, has been battling cancer, and was the subject of a Soup & Bread fundraiser last month at The Hideout. Swim Cafe was also known for hosting literary events, live music, and supporting local artists.
Although the decision to close shouldn't come as a shock, the final decision appears to be sudden, leaving former employees upset about lack of notice. Ugly Mug Cafe and Asado Coffee recently opened within three blocks of Swim Cafe.
· Swim Cafe [Official Site]