According to Four Sisters’ Facebook page, the Frankfort Avenue restaurant is now closed. Although it also served up banh mi sandwiches, curry soup and Vietnamese coffee, the four-year-old restaurant’s main menu items were sweet and savory crepes.
In the post, the owners noted that they wanted to expand the menu and hoped to quickly move into a new location that would allow for that: “We would like our customers who have enjoyed our cooking to know we are not gone, simply pursuing changes we feel necessary. We will keep you updated and will most definitely see you soon.”
Insider Louisville reached out to the owners through Facebook but did not immediately hear back.
Another locally owned crêperie, For Goodness Crepes, at 619 Baxter Ave., also has closed, but there aren’t any plans to reopen.
For Goodness Crepes was started in late 2014 by former co-workers Abby Peak and Carrie Ramsey, who both previously were occupational therapists. Insider Louisville reported that they had given up their full-time jobs to focus on For Goodness Crepes, but would consider returning to occupational therapy on some level once the restaurant was running smoothly. Peak and Ramsey were not immediately reachable for comment.
Building owner Sheila Tasman told IL that Peak and Ramsey are open to selling the concept and equipment to someone. For her part, Tasman would like to see another restaurant move in.
“I think that would be super,” she said, adding that she’s open to other businesses as well. The property is zoned C-1.
Tasman is looking for a business owner to sign a two- to five-year lease on the 1,400-square-foot building, which she said she completely renovated in 2014 when she purchased the building.
Just across the way, demolition is making way for the construction of a $50 million apartment complex with retail on the first floor. The same developer is building another apartment complex on the former Mercy Academy site on Broadway. Both will bring more than 400 new residents to the area.
“Surely, the neighborhood would support (a new business) now and down the road even,” Tasman said.
For being less than five weeks into the New Year, it seems as if there’s been quite a bit of shake-up in Louisville’s restaurant industry.
Tom+Chee closed its final Louisville location. The Monkey Wrench announced that it would close on April Fool’s Day after 12 years in business. Germantown Craft House closed and rebranded as Goss Ave Pub, and Ghyslain on Market is closing on Sunday for at least a year and a half while the AC Hotel in NuLu is built. Eiderdown is closed while the owner tweaks the concept to offer more moderately priced menu items and more German beers. Rumors about the possible closure of BBC St. Matthews are rampant.