Although Cafe Zoe, a hub of community in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, continues to keep its doors wide open, owner Kathleen Daly has closed its sister cafe in Redwood City after less than a year in operation.
The cafe at 2074 Broadway in downtown Redwood City closed on July 8. A sign on the door said the decision to close was made "after thoughtful consideration."
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here in the downtown area," the sign said. "We are of the belief that our particular business model and product line does not fit with the dynamics of the Redwood City restaurant community."
The cafe opened in late summer 2014. Ms. Daly's daughter, Zoe, for whom the cafes were named, was also involved in the business.
Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park opened in 2008, and has been embraced by the community at large and the Willows neighborhood in particular. Ms. Daly has been a frequent donor of food and beverages at local nonprofit events, and in 2013 was recognized by the city of Menlo Park for her efforts to rally the community in support of worthy causes.