August 5, By Christian Murray
Cranky’s Café, which was recently re-branded 1682 French Louisiana, has closed.
The restaurant, located at 48-19 Vernon, is now empty and all its signage has come down.
Last Tuesday, an auction was held on site and items such as bar stools, tables, chairs and kitchen appliances were put on the block.
The owner of the restaurant, French native Mina Jons, had run the business for five years, which was established as a cafe.
Initially, Cranky’s served coffee, salads, panini, sandwiches and pastries. However, over time, the establishment started to take on more of a French/New Orleans flavor and started to offer a comprehensive breakfast and brunch menu.
Therefore, in February, the café was renamed 1682 French Louisiana with a focus on creating a New Orleans vibe and offering Cajun food.
The name–1682–represented the year when the French claimed Louisiana.
Jons could not be reached for comment for this story.