Caffeine’s Closed (and I don’t care)

The Tennessean is reporting that Demonbreun coffee shop Caffeine is closed for good.

I tried to go there a week or two ago and it was closed, but the sign said it was being renovated. However, The Tennessean seems to think it’s doors are shut permanently.

Big deal. I though it kind of sucked anyway. Their coffee and coffee drinks were okay, but there’s better atmosphere elsewhere. Their stuff was a little pricey as well, in my opinion. I was always at the bottom of my list of local joints, and I only went there to meet folks when I absolutely had to.

Personally, I think most of the spots on Demonbreun row are getting played out. I’m not sure if the new lofts nearby will spice things up, but as a local, I pretty much steer clear of this area in terms of food and drink, even though it’s close. It’s so 2003.

Then again, if you read the three-sentence story, it does sort of sound like a renovation. Except for the phone thing. Then again, land lines were so 2003.

4 Comments so far

  1. Paul Nicholson (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    I have to say i like Sushyobi (or however it’s spelled). But i’ve never been to any other place on Demonbruen, so otherwise i guess i’d have to agree.


  2. Kate O' (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    That’s hilarious. I moved here in 2003, so it stands out in my memory that those Demonbreun spaces truly were exciting stuff at that time. I do have hopes for its rejuvenation, because for a brief moment in about 2004, it was really fun to be able to barhop up and down that strip amid all kinds of great-looking people. But it’s been a while since it was like that. It would be great to have that back.


  3. Andrew (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    Otter’s is great, too. They have $0.75 chicken tenders on Tuesdays and $2 drafts every day, so I make my way over there about once a week. Great place to enjoy some cold beer and chicken.


  4. Chris Chamberlain (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    Otter’s sounds like the place for the next MetroBlogging staff meeting!

    Well, except for that “great-looking people” thing that Kate was talking about…



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