I was saddened to see Asmara Cafe, located at 9th and V Streets, was closed. I’m not sure if it’s permanently closed or getting renovated. Peeking in the window, the inside looked to be trashed. Sadly, I suspect it is permanently closed as I didn’t see any permits out front for a renovation. This was one of my favorite spots to hit before going to the nearby 9:30 Club.