A restaurant in our neck of the non-woods has gone out of business. Clicquot Club Cafe has closed its doors.
This was the restaurant housed in the Seward neighborhood's "Orange Crush" building.
It was a cozy, happy little cafe with a smart outdoor seating area and an extensive menu featuring handmade pizzas, paninis, sandwiches, soups, and salads. They offered some organic products including field greens, peanut butter, and coffee. I will miss their giant Dagwood sandwich and their salami/mozzarella panini.
I bought my bulk tea there on more than one occasion - they had an awesome mango green tea that I bought by the jarful.
From their website:
It is with sadness and regret that we have decided to close our doors, effective January 12th, 2009.
After 3 wonderful years we find ourselves in a situation where sales have fallen to unsustainable levels and we have no other choice but to cease operations.
We’d like to thank everyone that has supported us and want our loyal customers to know how much we have truly appreciated you over the last years. It’s been an incredible experience, and serving this community has been the greatest reward anyone could imagine.
Although these are challenging times, we know that there are other opportunities ahead, and we thank you for supporting us through both the best, and worst, of times.
We’re honored to have been part of your lives!
[where: St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota]