Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes started humbly in that little spot on John R. Then they opened a bigger spot in the Park Shelton in Midtown. And now? The crepe shop is looking to build on that by opening up a new location in Toledo, Ohio, a few other spots in Southeast Michigan, and maybe even one in Chicago.
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:Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes
is opening up a new location in Toledo and building out a new space in Grosse Pointe. The Detroit-based creperie is also looking at opening in a few other spots in southeast Michigan and even other major metro areas in the Midwest, such as Chicago. This latest burst of expansion is expected to grow the company's payroll from eight people today to 24 by the end of the year.
Expanding in today's tight credit market is no easy feat for small businesses. Torya Blanchard
, Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes' founder and owner, says she is accomplishing this by taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to her. For instance, Blanchard says the Toledo location, which is near the University of Toledo, was formerly a café, making the expansion inexpensive.
"It's a lot of hard work and good luck," Blanchard says. "You need to keep your nose to the grindstone and make rational decisions."
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