by Kevin Dicciani
The building at 8136 Ardleigh St., the former site of Cafette, has been demolished.
Jan Wilson, who owned Cafette, closed the restaurant in September 2013 after 21 years to pursue a career in acupuncture. The building functioned as a temporary clinic for Wilson’s practice before she vacated the premises earlier this year.
The lot is now vacant, surrounded by a chain-link fence and tarp. On the grounds sit a dumpster and a portable toilet. Multiple permits and forms are attached to the fence, sparking the curiosity of neighbors eager to discover what will become of the property.
A zoning permit was issued in July to the new property owner, Quantum Partners LLC. The permit is for “the complete demolition of an existing semi-detached structure and the relocation of lot lines to create three (3) lots from one existing lot.” The property’s current zoning allows for RSA5, residential and mixed-use occupancy. A posted building permit was issued to Ardleigh Street Properties LLC.
At this time there is no information about future plans.