Jose Garces and his crew will shut down Rosa Blanca, his year-and-a-half old Cuban diner at 707 Chestnut St., after dinner Sunday, May 31.

The plan is to retool the place, bringing it back this fall as a Cuban cafe. His rep could not be more specific.

Rosa Blanca will be available for private events all summer.

In its current configuration, Rosa Blanca opens from the street as a takeout counter. It segues into a bar and then leads into a posher rear dining room.

This is Garces' second concept in the space that originally was outfitted as the restaurant 707. Garces ran Chifa - a Peruvian-Chinese concept - for four years through July 2013.

Rosa Blanca's name is also carried on his cafe at Dilworth Park, next to City Hall.

The cafe will be getting a tall neighbor with lots of people: a 32-story apartment building. Construction is supposed to start late this year.