Another downtown business has closed up shop. In this case, sad to say, you could see it coming.
We wrote about Crepes Francaise some time ago, and while we liked a lot about it, there were some things that just needed fixing, and some things needed some really creative solutions. The building, for example. It’s simply a terrible building for any kind of restaurant. And Crepes Francaise seemed to struggle a little with its identity. At some point, they put up a beer sign that made it look like a dumpy college bar. Which is it, a place to get a Budweiser or a nice French experience? Same thing seems to be happening to Il Postino — er, Springs Orleans.
Tough thing to have another downtown business close. I wonder what it will take to get something successful in that space.