Restaurant shuts down at The Greene

That Crepe Place — a small, independently owned restaurant that opened more than three years ago at The Greene — shut its doors for good Sunday night because its owner is moving to Japan for a job assignment.

“We closed as of yesterday,” Rodney Long, formerly of Mason, said this afternoon. “My day job has moving me to Japan.”

The closure affects six employees, Long said. The restaurant at 4474 Glengarry Drive opened in June 2011, and Long said it was doing well. But he chose not to try to keep it open from halfway around the world.

Long said he found out his new overseas assignment the day after Thanksgiving. “I leave in two months,” he said.

The restaurant served a variety of crepes, both savory and sweet, “similar to what you would get in Paris,” Long said in 2011. It seated about a dozen people inside.

Steve Willshaw, general manager at The Greene, said this afternoon that another tenant is “lined up (and) will begin construction soon” to fill the restaurant’s space.

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