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Cabana Cafe Up for Sale

The owners of the Douglas Avenue restaurant are shifting their focus to the Old Feed Store property on Railroad Avenue.

Longtime downtown business owners announced late Monday that they are putting their Douglas Avenue cafe up for sale.

Tina Marie and Javier Avila announced in an e-mail newsletter that they are selling to pursue a recently purchased property at the site of the Old Feed Store, 735 Railroad Ave. The couple purchased the Douglas Avenue property in 1998.

The Avilas started their first Main Street business — the now popular — in . They are known for their , youth and community and also own , a brick-oven pizza restaurant and wine bar that adjoins Casa Tina.

The café serves a simple menu of soup, salads and Panini, and an array of beverages and baked goods. It also contains an eclectic gift shop.

The Avilas plan to break ground on their new $350,000 commercial property in 2012.

Carlos A. Castro July 25, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Hopefully they bring The Purple Moon back. I was very saddened that their lease was not renewed and ever since I have not supported any of Tina's businesses as my own personal boycott.
Jane July 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM
We would love to see the Purple Moon back too!!!!! /we liked the Cabana....but it just didn't seem to take off.......
Jane Marinello July 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM
I am heart broken to hear this information. Living in NPR I don't get there often but made it my favorite lunch place on Dunedin Dog Rescue's Sud on Sunday, once a month. It was so nice to have my dog allowed to lunch with us and they even brought him ice water which he loved. What will I do without my monthly Chicken Panini? Good luck with your new endeavor....please carry the CP. Hugs, Jane


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