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Ghyslain closes Westport Village store

Ghyslain, the fast-casual French bistro and creator of high-end chocolates and pretty patisserie, has closed its café in Westport Village Sunday. The closing in the suburbs follows the shuttering of the original downtown location on Market St. to accommodate the nearby hotel construction that needed the Ghyslain space for its equipment.

According to a story in Insider Louisvillebusiness at the Westport Village store, especially the lunch trade, was not robust. Since the lease there was soon up for renewal, owner Ghyslain Maurais, decided not to renew it, and to focus instead on his national wholesale operations, which sells gourmet chocolates, French pastries and breads from a facility in Union City, Ind.

Ghyslain still plans to reopen its East Market Street café when the hotel construction behind the café is finished in 2018. There, Maurais said in Insider, the lunch business was consistently strong.

Ghyslain Chocolatiers in the meantime does have an on-line presence, and the fancy chocolates, macarons and coffee beans can be ordered there for delivery.