Another Chain Coming To Thayer
This nice man hanging up signs at the former Au Bon Pain location on Thayer Street today explained that vegan chef and “Cupcake Wars” winner Chloe Coscarelli will be opening a restaurant called by CHLOE. Another bakery, when I’m already looking forward to the opening of Insomnia Cookies down the street?
Nope: this place, already popular in NYC and with two Boston locations – and now one Thayer Street location – soon to open, promises vegan burgers, fries, salads, and other fare from local sources. I join the ranks of those worried about how once-unique Thayer Street, with its few hip holdouts like What Cheer Records + Vintage, is becoming a chain-restaurant strip. Let’s hope by CHLOE makes good use of Rhode Island farms and businesses like Yacht Club Soda in their efforts to locally source.