German Village cafe closing Saturday; new tavern planned for space


Chris Crader is adding the Sycamore Cafe to his German Village restaurant portfolio.

The owner of Harvest Pizzeria and Curio, both on South Fourth Street, said he plans to replace the Sycamore with a cozy, 40-seat neighborhood tavern with rock-solid food.

“We just want to give the neighborhood another option,” Crader said. “Our focus will be on seasonal menus and working with local farmers as much as possible.”

The cafe, which is closing at the end of business hours Saturday, March 30, is located at 262 E. Sycamore St., at the corner of Sycamore and Sixth Street.

Crader said it’s a small, out-of-the-way location with great potential.

“That’s why we don’t want to make it a destination dining spot,” he said. “We want it to be just something for the neighborhood.”

For more on this story, see the April 4 edition of the ThisWeek German Village Gazette.