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Cafe Caturra, 4840 Forest Drive: Late May 2014   6 comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in Uncategorized

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Commenter Dennis scooped The State in reporting that Cafe Caturra in Trenholm Plaza would be closing to reopen as a Tazza Kitchen, and in fact the place has now closed, and is in the process of being revamped with the marquee letters being taken down today. I first knew this spot as Ed Robinson cleaners, and most recently it was the location of the UPS Store before it moved across the plaza.

I don't know exactly what it was, but I never warmed to Cafe Caturra. It seemed like the kind of thing I would like, and was conveniently located, but on the few occasions I went there, I didn't find anything that really hit the spot. The menu for Tazza Kitchen has some promising items (the guacamole sounds good!), but it also seems to have a number of similarities to Rosso by the Post Office.

(Hat tip to commenter Dennis)

UPDATE 11 July 2014: Tazza Kitchen is now open as partially seen in these rather bad pictures:

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Written by ted on May 29th, 2014

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  1. In the late 1960's, other than Richland Mall, K-Mart at Jackson Blvd. and Sears and Roebuck (as they were known then) on Harden Street in Five Points, Trenholm Plaza was the only other place to shop, or should I say the only places I remember where my family shopped, Besides grocery stores etc.

    I was only eight to ten years old but I remember this building in the plaza well. Just a few doors down from where Café Caturra is, was my Dentist Office. Doctor Salters, I hated going there. His name pretty much sums it up.
    He was a grumpy old guy and did not like kids. Since we drove from Leesburg Road to Treholm Plaza, I can only imagine, there must not have been as many dentist around back then, as there are now.

    Every time I went there it hurt having work done. I think he did it intentionally. One time it was hurting, probably because he was trying to save on novacaine, so with my mouth wide open I was trying to tell him it is hurting, you know, Mah mout is hutting, he slapped his hand across my mouth and said "SHUTUP".
    Maybe that type of childhood trauma is what is wrong with me today. Not that there is anything wrong with me, in my opinion, my Wife's opinion, well... that's a little different.
    Anyhow, whenever I see that building, that's what I'm reminded of.
    Thanks for the memories Ted. (only joking).
    SEE, what did I tell you?

    Rick

    30 May 14 at 4:36 pm

  2. Guacamole Mmmm......

    Damn, I did it again. My wife might be right.
    No, that's not possible.

    Rick

    30 May 14 at 4:45 pm

  3. One out of town restaurant chain for another?

    JohnBom

    1 Jun 14 at 4:03 pm

  4. My wife, we have been married 35 years. I'm don't know what to think.
    I called her the other day and said,
    "Baby, I'm thinking about the last time we had sex and I'm getting excited."
    She said "Who is this?"

    Rick

    4 Jun 14 at 12:02 pm

  5. I hopped into a cab and told the driver to take me someplace where I can have a "good time.'
    He drove me to my house.

    I checked into a hotel and told the Bell Hop to pick up my bag, he picked up my wife.
    I said "Hey buddy, who said you could play with my wife?"
    He said "Everybody."

    I tried to tell my son about the birds and the bee's,
    He told me about my wife and the mailman.

    Rick

    4 Jun 14 at 12:11 pm

  6. Rick- I got a good chuckle out of your wife jokes. I just hope for your sake that she doesn't read the posts on this website.

    Cam

    4 Jun 14 at 10:19 pm

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