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- Kevin Ashtari, Asado Coffee
When a restaurant or cafe suddenly closes for “remodeling,” that’s usually an easily breakable code for “it’s all over for everyone but the debt collectors.” That was the fear among slaves to Kevin Ashtari’s marvelous coffee beans, roasted on the spot in his tiny Lakeview coffee shop Asado, when he abruptly and mysteriously shut down just before the holidays.