May 2, 2014 9:31 am

Community bakehouse to take over Melrose location on 17th Ave

After 23 years on 17 Avenue, Melrose Cafe and Bar closed its doors in January.

Braden Latam/Global News

CALGARY – After months of speculation, officials have finally announced what will open in the space where Melrose Café & Bar once operated.

The iconic watering hole, located on 17th Avenue S.W., closed its doors in mid-January after 23 years.

After the surprise closure, many wondered what business would open in the location.

On Friday, Chris and Russ Prefontaine announced Corbeaux Bakehouse would be taking over the former restaurant and patio space.

The eatery will offer breads, pastries and a rotating menu, and will be led by award winning chef Keith Luce.

“It’s an Old World approach, but with a fresh new energy,” says Luce. “The Corbeaux experience will begin with respect for ingredients and technique, but ultimately it’s about going back to the basics and creating a community bakehouse that brings people together in the heart of the City.”

The Prefontaine brothers are also behind Fratello Coffee Roasters and Analog Cafes.

Corbeaux Bakehouse is scheduled to open in September.

 

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