Several groups are negotiating for the purchase of the Cafe Capriccio, a coffee house at 30A Plympton Street, Patricia Osnos, the present owner, announced last night. Only one of these groups has reached the negotiating stage, she added.
The groups are headed respectively by Robert Silver '59, Ned Murphy '59, Scott Dill '57, and Richard Dowling. Groups from New York and Boston have also shown interest in the Capriccio. Silver's group came close to purchasing the cafe last night, but "personal complications" have stalled negotiations, Silver said.
Opened last March, the cafe was operated until October by Patricia Osnos, who decided to abandon it when she was considering returning to school. She rented the cafe from Benny Jacobson, owner of the building, and is selling the Capriccio's name, furnishings, and appliances for about $1,000.