CAPE to Cairo pub and restaurant has been closed for renovations as the joint rebrands to its Afro-jazz roots.
According to the pub’s representative, Engelbert Karombo, the idea was to bring back the type of clientele Cape to Cairo had before it converted to being a night club.
“The place was like a meeting point where families and the elderly would meet and socialise,” said Karombo.
“We used to host ministers like (Health minister) Dr David Parirenyatwa and other important people. Cape to Cairo used to be the centre of attraction in the city.”
He added that the place had been turned into a night club which ruined the facility and its image.
Karombo said Cape to Cairo would be serving game meat of all varieties and all sorts of exotic meals, especially in the afternoon for families.
“We hope to open the pub and restaurant in time for Christmas,” he said.
The pub had been rented out to Methius Zembe from 2012, but the director of Cape to Cairo, Peter Mobi, is returning to run the place.
Jazz artistes expected to be playing at the pub include the Cool Crooners, who used to play there back in the day, and other musicians from around the country.