The plans for the actual restaurant portion's future were unclear — until Jan. 14, when the owners of Dee Felice Cafe notified their followers of their exciting news.
The Dee Felice family posted on their Facebook page that they are passing the torch to local entrepreneur DJ Thomas, who plans to "not fix what's not broken" in the decades-old New Orleans-style eatery, so your favorite dishes and live Jazz will remain moving forward.
According to the post, "DJ Thomas, a well-known and respected entrepreneur in the industry, has stepped forward to take up the helm of our restaurant. We recognized his passion for our legacy and were very impressed by his honest desire to keep the spirit of our little gem shining.
"You know our standards of quality and service and we saw DJ was ready and willing to uphold that. We are very excited and we hope you are too."
The former owners also note that while they won't be directly operating the restaurant, you can find them right next door at the market.
"If any of you are wondering or worried, you can still get your Shelly, Shirley and Patrick fix very close by. We have been spending the down time renovating part of the Dee Felice Cafe into a small grocery/market. We took a long look at the excitement and growth in the Mainstrasse Village and realized the residents needed someplace nearby, within walking distance, to get their groceries and essentials."
See the full post below: