No Dumplings or Pie
Lisa Taylor, director of franchise support, wrote to say that Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory closed "due to lease expiration." Also, presumably, because the franchise, on the same block of Liberty where Grand Traverse Pie Company closed weeks before, wasn't selling enough product.
Smoka Hookah closed in late March. Mike, manager of the Rendez Vous Cafe--both businesses are owned by Nizar El Awar--emphasizes that this was the small hookah-selling shop across from the Rendez Vous, not the Smoking Lounge upstairs--a separate business from the cafe, and a place where one can still smoke a hookah.
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[Originally published in May, 2013.]