Mike wrote in a couple days back that he had been told by the bartender at Carpe Diem restaurant that they would be closing their doors permanently on December 23rd. A blog post on Patch echoed the news.
Carpe Diem has long sat beneath the Ice House Lofts at the southeastern edge of the Old Decatur neighborhood. I’m not sure how long it’s been there (I’m sure someone can tell us), but it was already in place back when Fellini’s was still a Greyhound bus station towards the Y2K end of the last decade.
It sat in a unique location, a bit removed from the rest of retail downtown Decatur, with the exception of Fellini’s. That may change in the coming years, if the new “Brick Station” (my made up shorthand for the Brick Store venture in the Decatur Depot) and MAR completely reinvigorate that old rail line strip of commercial along East Howard Ave, but for now the space sits slightly off the beaten path.
Farewell Carpe Diem. You will be missed by many!
Photo courtesy of Next Stop…Decatur