Farewell Philippe's downtown

by Anna Purdy

Lafayette's Gay Fire Fighter is for now pointing to one less business on Vermilion Street.

The clutch of bricked storefronts that has been revived across from Parc San Souci is be missing Philippe's Wine Cellar. A sign on the door assures customers that they can still find their wine at Philippe's at 3809 Ambassador Caffery, in the same row of buildings as Charley G's.

This downtown location had been open since the fall of 2009. No fire sale in sight - their selection of fine wines is moving to their first location. It's a tough economy for any new business, especially having a high-end selection of wine.

Check out Philippe's wine and spirits tasting every Friday night at 5pm. Keep checking back as we find out what is going to move into its place.