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Venerable S.A. restaurant Crumpets to close after 38 years

August 2, 2018

Sooner or later, the time to hang up the apron and take off the toque comes for all chefs.

Such is the case for Francois Maeder, who in a media release Thursday announced plans to retire and close his venerable San Antonio restaurant Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery. The business, located at 3920 Harry Wurzbach, has been in operation for 38 years. Maeder will lock the doors for the last time Sept. 1.

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“I’ve been in the restaurant business for more than 40 years,” Maeder said in the release. “I’m ready to do something different. My dream is to travel a lot while continuing to explore other options that combine culinary talent with travel and exploration.”

Before the decision to close was made, Maeder had attempted to sell the business, listing it last year on the website bizbuysell.com. In the coming weeks, Maeder will sell off the restaurant’s extensive wine collection, artwork hanging in the establishment and some of his own photography. Details about the wine and art sales will be posted to the Crumpets Facebook page.

Diners hoping to catch one last meal at Crumpets can make reservations at 210-821-5454. More at crumpetsa.com.

Paul Stephen is a staff writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | pstephen@express-news.net | Twitter: @pjbites | Instagram: @pjstephen

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