Yesterday at our new Cafe in the Reed Opera House we sold our 25,000 crêpe. From our first crêpe sales at the Silverton Grange and the 2011 Cheesefest at event at Rogue Creamery (picture below) to opening Salem’s smallest Cafe in 2014, we’ve had a great time and thank our fans. We are honored by all the wonderful people that enjoy our food. Thank you Salem, Thank you Oregon. We look forward to thrilling your taste buds for thousands more.
For the past several months we have been privileged to set up our crêpe cart at the Broadway Commons, a community resource owned and operated by the Salem Alliance Church. At first we were outside, and then as the weather turned to winter we moved indoors, down the hall from the Broadway Coffeehouse.
2013 was not a great year for us, some of our business expansion plans did not work out as we hoped. This generosity and kindness on the part of this community helped us get through the winter. Now we are opening a small cafe downtown, and the market season is about to start. While we are no longer making crêpes on Broadway, we remain very appreciative of the support given to a couple of strangers.
I was a stranger, and you took me in…
Richard & Lynne
Yes, we will be opening a tiny crêpe cafe in
March in the lower level of the Reed Opera House. Update: We may not make March due to some permitting issues. But we’ll get there, With a service window and open area seating.
We look forward to having everyone come and enjoy a crêpe with us. We will still be at the Farmers Markets, select events and catering in Salem and other locations. The announcement is here: Cafe Announcement:
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From John Lennon’s Beautiful Boy* to Bock/Harbnik/Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof ** art reminds us that where we arrive may not be where we end up…
After a busy and hectic farmers market season where we launched a new cart, new products, and explored other venues, we’ve come to the place in our food business where our pie and pasty cart is not our future. We will continue to prepare and market these popular treats as an addition to our crepe cart and keep them on offer for our farmers market and wholesale customers. We’ve retired from the streets and local pub parking lots. At least for the fall.
Thanks to our friends at Santiam Brewing for all of their support and encouragement.
We do have something new in the works. Watch this space.
- * “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”
- ** “We haven’t got the plan Mazel Tov Mazel Tov, we had when we began…”
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