Crepevine prepares for opening celebration

The Crêpevine’s newest location on Railroad Avenue will have its grand opening celebration next week.

Arthur Silber, manager of the Crêpevine on Railroad Ave., said that the ribbon cutting ceremony will start around 3 p.m. and will probably feature a band playing outside and food specials. Silber also said that Crêpevine will have probably have drink specials, since the Crêpevine serves beer and wine.

Currently at this location, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. everything is 50 percent off. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., there is also an option of buying two, getting one free. These specials will last until the end of the month.

Since its opening five weeks ago, the preparation for the grand opening has included putting out Facebook advertisements, a radio ad, fliers, sending emails to an estimated 6,000 people and ironing out other small details described Silber.

“We just to want let the community know that we are here because there has been nothing here at this location for a long a time.”

Silber also said that he is really looking forward to the Grand Opening.

Silber describes that the Crêpevine has a “friendly fun atmosphere” and that the Crêpevine emphasizes on promoting cleanliness and quality customer service.

At the Railroad Avenue location, seating is available for up to 70 people with outside seating available.

The Crêpevine also has two other locations. After having tasted a crêpe while being in the Greek islands, Serge Osaulenko, the CEO of the Crêpevine, later opened a Tallahassee franchised restaurant in 2006. The original location is on West Pensacola Street and the other location is on North Monroe Street.

Whether you have a sweet tooth or want a little more nutrition, the menu varies from breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is also an option for being able make your own crêpe.

Tammie Walker, general manager of the North Monroe location, says that the Crêpevine is like an “American way of making crêpes.”

A crêpe is a thin, light, delicate pancake that is usually served with a variety of fillings.

Walker and Silber said the most popular meal on the menu for their locations is the Wobbles. For $6.70, this meal consists of chicken, turkey, cheese, cajun remoulade sauce and other vegetables.

Elizabeth Anderson, a third-year retail merchandising student at Florida State said that one of her favorites include eating crêpes with Nutella and strawberries. Anderson also describes the food as being really good and says that the people at the restaurant are extremely pleasurable.

Walker believes the Crêpevine caters to college students because it’s not expensive and it’s healthy. She says the average price is no more than $10.

Sandy Beard, an employee of Florida State University, says that she recommends the Crêpevine to anybody and that she gives it a rating of 10 out of 10.

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