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Someday to stay open?

yumyum Jul 17, 2006 06:43 PM

I just read on a davis square blog that the Someday Cafe might make a deal with Mr. Crepe and remain open. Below is an entry from the live journal entry. (For the full blog, see here --> http://davis_square.livejournal.com)

"Peter Creyf, the once and future owner of Mr. Crepe, told us that he had signed a lease with Richard Fraiman (owner of the Somerville Theatre building). Because of the needs of his other businesses (Waffle Haus at various New England ski resorts), he said that he needed to open Mr. Crepe by the beginning of November. Nevertheless, he agreed to hold his plans in abeyance for the next 10 days, while Gewirtz, Mayor Curtatone, and others scramble to find him a different Davis Square location. It seems like a longshot, but should it happen, Someday Café could remain where it is, under new management by its employees, who have quickly developed a business plan."

  1. Aromatherapy Jul 17, 2006 08:01 PM

    Oh gawd I hope so. I was in last night for ice cream and noticed that they have bagels from Katz's in Chelsea, which I've long wanted to try. (Probably not new, I just never noticed before.) Twisting the knife...

    4 Replies
    1. re: Aromatherapy
      gini Jul 17, 2006 08:37 PM

      Katz's bagels are quite good. Had one yesterday morning for breakfast. Dense and small with a good chew. Had the marbel with hummus spread - a touch messy, but whatever.

      Spoke to an employee - they're trying to write a business plan in 4 days that they can present. Looking to be a co-op idea. Also, they're trying to help Mr. Crepe find somewhere else to land.

      Sounds lofty - we'll see what happens.

      1. re: gini
        yumyum Jul 17, 2006 09:17 PM

        Don't know why I'm obsessed with this story, I don't even go there regularly. I guess I just don't want to see that funky space go the way of places in Harvard or Central squares. You know, boring, mallified, Gap. We'll see if the employees can pull it off. My dream would be that Mr. Crepe moves in *with* the Someday folks. Best of both worlds ... cool vibe and melty cheese.

        1. re: yumyum
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          Seconds Please Jul 18, 2006 03:29 PM

          So they find another location a la Sauce/400 Highland and fail do to lack of traffic.

          Why not put both businesses in the same spot? Might not be enough space.

          Lastly, I want SC to stay but if they do, why not clean up the place. They don't need to make it shinny but clean would be nice.

          1. re: Seconds Please
            gini Jul 19, 2006 01:19 PM

            Per the employees - it doesn't look like the two places with merge - both are interested in having their own spaces. Mr. Crepe is open though, to finding another place if this co-op idea can be pulled off.

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