OLYMPIA - A2 Cajun Cafe, a Cajun/Creole-style restaurant that opened in downtown Olympia about six months ago, has closed, according to the social-networking website Facebook.
The following was posted Wednesday night on the restaurant’s Facebook site:
“So with a heavy heart I must post that Thursday will be our last day at A2. We have loved bringing some good ol’ Cajun food to Olympia, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. … Billy and I appreciate all your love and support!”
Business co-owner Lisa Smith declined to comment Friday, and co-owner Billy Roberson could not be reached. Smith and Roberson also operate Cicada Restaurant and Lounge in Olympia.
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A2 opened in October at 406 Fourth Ave. E. in space previously occupied by the Clubside Cafe. The business is next to the Eastside Club tavern.
A2 was known for a Creole-style shellfish stew called etouffee and dishes such as jambalaya, red beans and rice, and hush puppies. The restaurant featured Douglas fir picnic tables and served food to Eastside Club customers.
Many of the restaurant’s followers on Facebook said they were sad to see the business close.
“Keep your chin up,” Gravity Beer Market owner Jeff Bert wrote. “We win some and we lose some which allows us to continue learning and moving forward. I love you guys!!!”