Great Day Cafe in Overland Park closing in October

Update: Sandy Tugman, co-owner (with her husband, Greg) of the Great Day Cafe in Overland Park, confirms that the combination coffeehouse, cafe and performance space will close October 3.

“Our lease was not renewed,” Sandy Tugman says. “And we’re planning to move to Oregon in the future.

“The highlight of our five years at the Great Day was that Greg and I met some really cool people and made some wonderful friends.”

The original post continues after the jump.

After five years of serving house-made soups, quiche and sandwiches and booking live music, Overland Park’s Great Day Cafe is about to shutter.

“I don’t know exactly when we’re closing,” says Garrett, an employee who answered the phone Tuesday. “I think the landlord doubled their rent.”

The coffeehouse and music venue evoked the 1960s with its laid-back ambience and eclectic musical acts, including frequent performances by co-owner Greg Tugman. He plays clarinet, saxophone, flute and guitar, and often took over the small stage area.

A variety of local and regional performers also played the restaurant during its run, including Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.

Categories: Dining, Music