Rob Auman and Robert Clawson have announced that Buli will close on Sept. 27. They bought the Cedar Springs cafe from Scott Whittall in Nov. 2011.
Although they had a year left on the lease, their landlord negotiated an early closing to make way for a new retailer. That tenant, who has not yet been announced, was looking at part of the Nuvo space. Instead of dividing that space, the new tenant will move into the Buli location later this fall.
Buli employees were already notified about the closing. Auman said he works full-time as regional VP for a hotel company and Clausen plans to return to school.
Aumen said having the cafe was a lot of fun and thanked everyone who patronized Buli for the past two years.