Will Paris Fair building host new French bistro in downtown Hood River?

12 Sep

Just spoke with North Cheatham, owner of the old Paris Fair building (former Annz Panz home site) at 4th and Oak streetys, and he’s hot on the trail of a deal that would bring a new French restaurant to downtown Hood River. Now, pay attention: This AIN’T  a done deal. But North is optimistic.

“I’m confident it will go through,” he says. logo

North hopes to lease the entire space to Pascal Chureau, executive chef at Fenouil, “an urban French brasserie in Portland’s Pearl District,” as the web site proclaims.

The stumbling block? Building code and access issues that currently restrict occupancy to 50 or fewer people. 

Meanwhile, North plans to totally revamp the storefront with a lot of natural wood and other, more contemporary touches. If all goes according to plan, he hopes for a Nov. 1 opening.

“There’s nothing Pascal would like more than to put French cuisine in the Paris Fair building.”

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