Kafeteria, Zack Bruell’s Casual Eatery in 200 Public Square, to Close Today

It’s been two and a half years since Zack Bruell opened Kafeteria, his sprawling 8,500-square-foot cafeteria on the third floor of 200 Public Square. By the end of the week, that space will belong to a different operator.

The operation was a boon for the 2,400 employees who work in the building, but also for many other downtown diners who enjoyed the range of quick, but high-quality options the casual restaurant provided.

Options included soup, salad, made to order sandwiches, sushi, noodle station, braised dishes and fresh-baked pizzas.

No word yet on how the new management will affect the operation.

Zack Bruell, who also operates Alley Cat, Parallax, L'Albatros, Table 45, Chinato, Cowell & Hubbard and Dynomite, was unavailable for comment.

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Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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