Cape Fear Cafe in Duncans Mills

Cape Fear Cafe in Duncans Mills

BiteClub has learned that Jim Harkey, chef and owner of the Cape Fear Cafe in Duncan’s Mills died Monday, March 11, 2013.┬áThe 63-year-old had owned the popular Russian River eatery for more than a decade.

“It’s a great loss. He was way too young,” said restaurant employee Roland Sawyer by phone.

The restaurant remains open with staff members running the business for now.

“We are doing our best to carry on his legacy. It’s everyone’s intention to keep things going,” said Sawyer.

No memorial services have yet been planned.