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Caffe Vita and Via Tribunali Closed Today in Honor of Andrew McConnell

The son of founder Mike McConnell passed away last week.

Today, all businesses owned by Mike McConnell — which includes all Caffe Vita and Via Tribunali locations — will be closed in honor of Mike's son, Andrew McConnell, who passed away last week. Andrew was just 27 years old.

Understandably, the McConnell family has asked for privacy in this matter and is not offering up further details about Andrew's death. From his obituary:

Andrew was a passionate soul who loved deeply, forgave freely and accepted others without judgment. He loved music and he loved to dance. His heart was just too sweet; he felt too much for this world. Andrew was loved by many; from Seattle to New York City where his infectious smile lit up many kitchens, working as a Master Pizzaiolo with a popular following.

The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund was created to provide hope, support and treatment for heroin addiction and recovery in the Seattle community. Please donate whatever is in your heart to The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund at Puget Sound Bank in Bellevue.

The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund was created to provide hope, support and treatment for heroin addiction and recovery in the Seattle community. Please donate whatever is in your heart to The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund at Puget Sound Bank in Bellevue. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-mcconnell&pid=173813110&fhid=11547#sthash.ydDYfPs4.C2AhwBWH.dpuf
The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund was created to provide hope, support and treatment for heroin addiction and recovery in the Seattle community. Please donate whatever is in your heart to The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund at Puget Sound Bank in Bellevue. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-mcconnell&pid=173813110&fhid=11547#sthash.ydDYfPs4.C2AhwBWH.dpuf
The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund was created to provide hope, support and treatment for heroin addiction and recovery in the Seattle community. Please donate whatever is in your heart to The Andrew Michael McConnell Memorial Fund at Puget Sound Bank in Bellevue. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-mcconnell&pid=173813110&fhid=11547#sthash.ydDYfPs4.C2AhwBWH.dpuf

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