We got a tip that Cafe 21, which has eateries in University Heights and the Gaslamp, might be slotting into the space left vacant after Croce's move out of the neighborhood after almost 30 years at the corner 5th and F Street.
A manager at cafe's downtown branch, currently located just a half a block away at 750 5th Ave., confirmed to Eater that the restaurant is in talks with the landlord about pulling up stakes and settling into the larger space; they hope to get the keys later this month.
And how's this for a bit of irony, Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse, the basement nightclub underneath Croce's whose noise level was reportedly one of the reasons for the jazz venue's departure, is rumored to be dunzo.
· Cafe 21 [Official Site]
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