The 1200 block of South Michigan was oh so close to having 100% occupancy of the ground level retail space with the recent opening of Bottle & Botega and the impending opening of the UPS Store, Accents by A'ni and Karamela.
Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer to hit this goal. Yesterday we got an email from a perceptive reader who found a peculiar posting on the Facebook page for Karamela (1250 S. Michigan):
Cafe Karamela Saturday via mobile
So the owner of Cafe Karamela decided to leave the amazing people he hired behind, with no explanation and disappears. For amazing baked goods and crepes, you can contact Krys Palomita Marie via Facebook. Don't forget to like the Painted Lady Bakery Emporium Facebook page!
So we reached out to Krys and got a confirmation from her that this was indeed true. Pretty mysterious and unfortunate if you ask us.
The place has been ready to go for awhile now, so it was strange that it was taking this long to open its door. Does anyone have the scoop?
(Hat tip: AS!)