Serving up crepes daily with a full espresso bar, Good Girls Go to Paris owner Torya Blanchard location early Friday.
Her parents, close friends and several officials attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the .
The Grosse Pointe Park location at 14929 Charlevoix Road near Alter is Blanchard's second creperie. The original is located in Midtown Detroit near Wayne State University and has been wildly successful.
Blanchard's mother, Vera Howell, said Friday her daughter's passion for all things French stems from a trip she took to Paris to celebrate turning 16. Howell said she wanted to do something different for her daughter's birthday than the typical party. The trip to Paris was the end result and forever changed Blanchard's life, Howell said.
Blanchard's father, Donald Howell, and her close friends Alysha McGee and Krista McGee-Champion attended the ribbon-cutting, sharing in the celebrations and congratulations.
Grosse Pointe Park Mayor Palmer Heenan, councilmen Greg Theokas and James Robson and city planner Fred Rottach began eating breakfast at the restaurant before the ceremony and stuck around after to enjoy some coffee.
Blanchard said she has hired four employees for the Park location, all of whom are being trained at the original location. The restaurant, which , is open permanently again.
The hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to crepes, the restaurant has a full espresso bar.