Some loyal St. Maarten's Café fans.
Some left flowers and letters...
In what may be the first evening vigil for a Charlottesville restaurant, a small group gathered outside St. Maarten Café on the Corner to pay their respects January 31. As the Dish reported a day earlier, the restaurant has closed after 26 years, leaving many long-time patrons nostalgic. Marianne Votaw, who helped organize the vigil, even painted a picture for the event. Others left flowers, cards, and letters near the doorway. Hey, the Newsplex even showed up. Film at eleven!