Sitting at Bridgehead this evening, I noticed something a little...different.
Working on a hunch, I texted my friend:
RG: "Did Umi close or something?? There's all sorts of hippies in my coffeeshop today."
My friend, who lives near Umi Café, promptly confirmed that the worker collective-operated coffeeshop at Somerset and Percy had been "bought out" by the Korean restaurant next door. As of yet they haven't updated their website.
Be on the look out for drum circles as Umi's clientele disperses throughout the city. (That link courtesy of today being National Grouch Day)
In related news, Exile Infoshop also closed their permanent location recently, after a three-year run. They're still active, just without a physical space (which took a lot of their time, energy and money to keep open).