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French Broad Chocolate Lounge announces move to new location

“For six years, residents and visitors of our fair city have come for chocolate and fellowship to French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 10 South Lexington Avenue. This, our original location, has served us very well, despite the building’s age and unique quirks. The summer of this year, 2014, will be our last in this spot! We have signed a 10 year lease to relocate French Broad Chocolate Lounge around the corner on Pack Square! This spring, we are renovating the first floor of the historic Legal Building, formally SunTrust Bank, to be our permanent home.”

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Uneasy answers

The Dec. 5 cover story, “No Easy Answers: Lexington Avenue’s Uncertain Future,” which explored the state of affairs on the last, northern block of the street, proved to be aptly titled. Many readers responded. Here are their letters, along with Xpress’ response, links to the original story and a report on the followup meeting with Lexington Avenue retailers. (Photo of North Lexington Avenue by night by Max Cooper)

Make way for mussels: Bouchon Crêperie closes for a kitchen upgrade

Crêperie Bouchon is muscling through some renovations again. A kitchen upgrade will bring all-you-can-eat mussel nights to the crêpe shop, which are already popular at its next-door parent restaurant, Bouchon French Bistro. The Crêperie has closed temporarily while the changes take place. Manager Jenn McGibbon says it’s hard to predict when the Crêperie will reopen. […]

A cry for help

The 11th annual Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival started with a pub crawl and ended with a plea. On Sept. 5, three days after the one-night, one-day festival closed, festival producer Arts2People posted a message on Facebook asking for money. The note thanked everyone for supporting LAAFF before broaching financial problems. “I have to […]