The new Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. celebrated its grand opening today with crowds of book and coffee lovers, plus some great music.
When we stopped by this afternoon, two members of the Parisian-themed group Rouge were performing. Singer Janet Rayor was singing in French about what happens during a chance encounter in a crowded place.
Later on, two students from Rosewood Guitar performed mostly holiday classics.
Speaking of Rosewood Guitar, the students’ teacher, Robert Vierschilling, told me the guitar studio hopes to reopen on Feb. 1. Rosewood was seriously damaged in a Nov. 5 arson. Vierschilling says there was more damage than originally thought, plus they decided to do some upgrades, so it’s taken longer than they planned.
Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono’s grand opening party continues until late tonight, with a cabaret-style music performance from 7-10 p.m.