La Creperie Reopening Delayed Until Friday

By Serena Dai on December 18, 2013 9:08am 

 La Creperie will reopen in December with the same chef but different building owners.
La Creperie will reopen in December with the same chef but different building owners.
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LAKEVIEW — A beloved French restaurant on Clark Street is reopening this week after a tragedy closed the business earlier this year.

La Creperie, 2845 N. Clark St., posted on its Facebook page late Tuesday night that the bistro would open on "Thursday, December 18" at 5 p.m.

Partner Germain Roignant said Wednesday morning that the opening would be Thursday. The restaurant posted an update to Facebook that said they're now aiming for a Friday, Dec. 20 opening instead.

The 40-year-old neighborhood restaurant opened by Roignant and his wife, Sara, closed in August after Roignant' son, Jeremy Roignant and wife, Yasmina Ksikes, planned to move the eatery to Los Angeles, according to various reports

Germain Roignant had planned on returning to his native France.

But 39-year-old Jeremy died of a heart attack shortly before the restaurant closed. The crepe concept went along with him.

Then Duke of Perth owners bought La Creperie, and Germain Roignant, seeing the excitement on Facebook over a potential reopening, decided to stay on as a partner, according to a Crain's report.

Most of the same savory and sweet crepes from the previous menu will remain.

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