Symposium Cafe, 4009 E. 53rd St., Davenport, will close it doors at 4 p.m. Sunday, its general manager confirmed today.
“The reason for closing is due to a new restaurant securing the lease with the landlord,” Chelsey Ridge said. “The new restaurant secured the lease and will begin renovations March 1, and we will be closing Sunday at 4 p.m.”
Ridge declined to identify the new restaurant. She said Symposium Cafe has been around since 2008 and that business has been strong.
“Business is good. That kind of made it a hard pill to swallow,” she added. “We have been very successful and people were pretty upset with the news. We are very sad to see it go. We appreciate everyone’s business the last four years.”
She said Symposium Cafe employs 33 people and that management has been in discussions about possibly assisting those people in terms of job interviews with the owners of the new business going into the building.
Symposium Cafe is between a Walgreens drug store and the Texas Roadhouse restaurant and is next to the Granite City restaurant.