By Michele Laudig
Here's a real head-scratcher. The seemingly successful Soma Cafe, at Tatum and Shea, unexpectedly closed its doors over the weekend.
According to one of my colleagues (who was a Soma regular to the point that it was like his second office), there was a note on the door yesterday blaming investor panic about capital gains taxes that were coming due, and the problems faced by small business owners.
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When Soma Express, the newer, smaller fast-casual spot on Camelback closed not long ago, I wasn't completely surprised -- it was more inconspicuous in that little strip, and the parking lot was tiny. But this, I still don't get. The place was always busy, and the menu was solid -- tasty, reasonably priced, and actually good for you.