A popular vegan eatery in the Highlands announced that it will be closing its doors later this month.
Morels Cafe, located on Baxter Avenue, will be shutting down on Aug. 18, according to a Facebook post by founder and owner Stanley Chase.
“I spoke about it with our amazing staff first, and we are trying to offer jobs in other places inside our company,” Chase wrote Friday morning. “With that said, if any restaurants are looking for help, there will be some awesome people looking for employment.
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Founded in April 2017, Morels Cafe offered fast-food vegan items for customers. Chase previously told the Courier Journal that though Louisville has vegetarian options, “there’s no protein options, like crazy ribs and Arby’s roast beef.” He said he wanted to fill that gap with his new place.
Chase, who also owns Louisville Vegan Jerky Co., said in the Facebook post that he will be keeping the store’s property at 619 Baxter Avenue while reformulating a plan.
“We will continue to increase our catering services as well as offer private events and pop ups,” Chase wrote. “We are also working to provide our deli offerings around the city in multiple locations, including customizable offerings.”
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Chase also said that the eatery will be partnering with Logan Street Market to keep the Morels “legacy going through our Louisville Vegan Food booth there.”
“This certainly is *not* the end of Morels, and I’m hopeful we will be back one day when the time is right,” Chase said.
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