One of House Crazy Sarah’s all-time favorite restaurants in Colorado is up for sale!
The authentic French cuisine restaurant is housed in an 1888 Victorian home in historic Canon City, Colorado.
Canon City is one of House Crazy Sarah’s former stomping grounds when she lived in Colorado for many years so she has had the privilege of dining at this adorable French restaurant a few times.
She was sorry to see that it is listed for sale at $450,000. Sorry, because she can’t afford to buy it, and also sorry because when it sells, it may no longer be Le Petit Chablis.
Here’s a little backstory…
Le Petit Chablis has been owned and operated by Daniel & Michelle Petit since 1989.
The couple opened their French cuisine restaurant after three years of renovations to the 1888 Victorian home that transformed it into a unique dining experience. The building has a total of 3,313 finished square feet.
Daniel Petit, a professional chef since 1977, trained in the Burgundy region of France. His wife Michelle, has long been the congenial hostess and his business partner extraordinaire.
Le Petit Chablis is famous for its homemade bread and pastries as well as delicacies such as lamb, veal, duck, beef, and even Cajun dishes.
A full-service bar and wine cellar include the finest of French premium libations.
This restaurant also features fresh seafood and exquisite soups, such as gumbo and French onion.
On Le Menu, you can get an idea of the daily specials that chef Petit personally prepares for diners.
The listing states that “Current Le Petit Chablis business and real estate included. Owner Carry terms available.”
Seems like the Petits are selling the place, lock, stock, and barrel.
Which is disappointing, but they are probably ready for retirement after so many years in the grind of running and owning their own business.
It’s sad to see them go – the couple has been a beloved fixture in Canon City for so many years. But they will probably end up somewhere fabulous – like the south of France!
What a great legacy to leave behind… so many years of memories of first dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and special celebrations galore.
Even the dishes are personalized!
The listing says that zoning of this former Victorian mansion is now Commercial, but according to the City Code the property can again become a type of residence again such as a Bed & Breakfast, Boarding or Rooming house, or VBRO – with a special review.
Non, non, non!
This place can only be Le Petit Chablis!
Here is chef Petit’s kitchen where the French food magic has happened for so many years:
The upper floor of the former home has been converted from 5 bedrooms to an open mezzanine concept where diners can enjoy a quaint French dining experience.
The charm of Le Petit Chablis extends outside to the landscaped yard and patio area.
House Crazy Sarah is hoping that some enterprising young couple with a love of all things French will come along and snap this place up and continue running it as Le Petit Chablis!
As for Daniel & Michelle Petit, bonee retraite!