Where did the idea of a creperie spring from?

Why did she want to start a business instead of working as a French teacher? The idea dawned on her in what she calls her “Matrix” moment (in reference to the 1999 sci-fi movie about a computer hacker who discover the true nature of his reality and his war to win back his free will). “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

However, the story began way earlier when Mrs. Schoeniger fell in love with crepes during her trip to Paris on her 16th Birthday. One day, when she was wandering the streets of Paris with her mother, she was fascinated by how Parisians make crepes on the street. That’s how her epic love story with crepes was born.

Fast forward, Mrs. Schoeniger built a crepes shop in the heart of Detroit. She transformed her small Good Girls shop from a 48-square-foot drive thru downtown to 1,000 square feet in Midtown in the vicinity of the Detroit Institute of Arts. She believes that her creperie’s gigantic vintage film posters and casual atmosphere immerse customers in French sensations.

Mrs. Schoeniger gave women names to her 50 crepes. On the menu, you can find names like Vera named after her mother. The Vera crepe is a mixture of bacon, Boursin cheese, and spinach. Rose is a popular choice as well with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar. Fay is a sweet crepe with bananas, pecans, caramel, salted butter and brown sugar. Celeste crepe is a mixture of roast beef, brie, and cranberries, it practically melt in your mouth. Katie contains apples, brown sugar, caramel and butter. The aptly named Bad Girl crepe is a generous mix of Nutella and strawberries.

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