Comic book and sci-fi-themed BAMF Cafe will close July 23, according to a post Monday morning on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
The restaurant decorated with action figures and superhero movie art opened in October 2015 but cannot hang on until its three-year anniversary, owner Nicholas Springham said in an interview.
“If it’s not doing enough to stay open, eventually you have to cut your losses,” he said. “We’re really going to miss being here.”
BAMF stands for books, action figures, movies, friends and was inspired by the noise made by X-Men character Nightcrawler.
“It’s a celebration of all things geek and pop culture,” Springham said.
The cafe shortened its hours and closed on Sundays in order to keep the staff employed and the restaurant open through Artscape.
Springham said BAMF is a family business that he runs with his mother and sister. The restaurant’s menu includes sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, baked goods and coffee drinks like themed lattes.
Springham did not rule out the possibility of reopening in a different neighborhood but said currently there are no plans to do so.
“At this time we need to regroup,” he said.