It's getting dangerous for Suwanee restaurants.
Cafe Gourmandises, which once billed itself as the "best French restaurant in Atlanta," has closed. The suite, in a plaza in the 600 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, is vacant, with no postings to indicate reasons or a possible reopening elsewhere.
The cafe offered gourmet-themed entrees and sweet treats.
Chef and owner Christophe Houy was born in France and graduated Versailles Culinary school at the age of 18. He also was a Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts before opening Gourmandises in Suwanee, according to a Suwanee Patch review.
This comes at a time when Olde Towne Tavern & Grille, not far away at Suwanee Town Center, closed in a bankruptcy proceeding.
Also, commercial space in Suwanee still is plentiful, with a vacancy rate of about 18 percent.
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