One of the most depressing stories of of the past several years downtown was the rise and fall of Crepes in the City.
Starting out as a couple operating a side business within the Washington Avenue Post, then growing over a period of time into a classy restaurant at 14th and St. Charles where Lola is now. We saw the whole thing. Starting out in 2006, the idea brought a vibrant clientele into the Post in what would normally be a slow time, and brought some additional income to a family that was willing to put in the hard work. Classic American Dream stuff. When they chose to expand, everything changed, and things went awry.
On a more positive note....
This morning when I visited the neighborhood general store / grocer / printer / cafe and hear that they are resurrecting the weekend creperie business STARTING THIS SATURDAY! (duh, that's tomorrow!). Bob, who unknowingly served as an understudy while the business was going on is pulling out the equipment and leading the charge to become the Downtown West answer to IHOP; but a little trendier and a lot healthier.
Stop by tomorrow, from 9-1 and experience the re-birth of the Creperie at the Washington Ave Post!