After five years of filling the bellies of Flynn Avenue workers, Burlington’s Outer Space Café will close on December 30. The change isn’t for lack of business, says Chantal Beliveau, co-owner with her sister, Lia. “It’s just that we’re kind of ready to move on,” she adds with a sigh.
Beliveau plans to return to her first career in civil engineering and says that Lia will probably go back to accounting. But what will happen to the space, which shares a building with the Flynndog art gallery? Beliveau says the building owners are eager to retain an eatery, as is she. “We’ve had people coming in and looking at everything we have, but we haven’t had any offers yet,” she says.
With a return to the 9-to-5 grind in sight, Beliveau is already nostalgic for her routine at Outer Space. “I’m going to miss making soup every day,” she says. “That’s the most fun, creative part of my day.”