For a restaurant as difficult to find as Americano – located beyond a gatehouse and inside an exclusive lakefront condo building that frowned upon signage and advertising – this wonderful little bistro managed to make a lot of diners very happy. The Euro-American bistro run by partners Cole Davis and chef Vytauras Sasnauskas had a good run, too, one which will cease following dinner service on September 26th after a little more than seven years.
Owner Davis explained that his inability to secure a long-term commitment with the condo board led him to the painful decision to close his first – but likely not last – restaurant.
“This is heartbreaking to us, as we have so enjoyed serving delicious meals and drinks to you over the past 7-plus years, and deeply wanted to continue,” Cole wrote to Americano’s Facebook followers. “Despite massive effort on both parts, the board has decided to go in a new direction with the restaurant.”