Blue Cactus owners mourn loss of family member

03/30/2013 4:43 PM

03/31/2013 11:36 PM

Owners of the Blue Cactus Cafe in Five Points have closed the restaurant temporarily as they mourn the loss of a family member.

John Michael Culclasure, 57, the son-in-law of owner Lloyd Reese, died Friday.

The restaurant on Greene Street, a popular Korean-Cuban restaurant popular with meat lovers and vegetarians alike, will be closed until Tuesday, April 9.

Friends of the restaurant have set up a fund-raising page at to raise money for Mike's wife, Julie Culclasure, and her family. A Facebook page,, also has been created to keep friends informed.

Update: Jake's of Columbia is the host for an April 11 fund-raiser to help the family. Click here to find more information and updates.



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