There’s a lot of exciting changes coming to the historic 1924 Broadway-Spring Arcade Building in the near future. Some really exciting new eateries will be opening next year inside the arcade including: Royal Clayton’s, Guisados, and Gelateria Uli. The first sign of definitive change came last year when Famima (the Japanese convenience store) opened their sixth downtown location on the Broadway side of the arcade signaling a new direction away from swap meets and discount electronic stores. Now the first restaurant to open inside the arcade, Crepes Sans Frontieres, gives us a glimpse into the future with more eateries on the way.
Crepes Sans Frontieres, which just opened last month in September, carves out a neat little section toward the middle of the arcade. The new crepe shop serves up some of the most authentic French pastries you can find downtown. The owner, Ruth Hudin, moved to LA from the western French region of Brittany, which according to Hudin, is where crepes originated from. She spent over a decade making crepes in Brittany before moving to the U.S.
Entering the 800 square foot eatery, decorated with elements of France, transports you to a place not in LA, but to a quiet alley somewhere in Paris. The patio in front of the shop has seating for customers surrounded with planters, which is currently in stark contrast with the remaining swap meet shops lining the arcade. However, standing in front looking at Crepes Sans Frontieres, it’s not hard to imagine the entire arcade activated and transformed into a beautiful gem once again, lined with new eateries and shops. It’s only a matter of time.
For more info, please visit Crepes Sans Frontieres online.