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Greektown’s Croissant-Doughnut Slinger Krema Is Closed for Good

The kremnut experiment is over downtown

Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Short-lived Greek pastry and gelato shop Krema has closed its doors in Greektown. The shop owned by Tasso Teftsis, operator of Astoria Bakery and Red Smoke Barbeque Restaurant on the Monroe Avenue strip, debuted in March 2015. Eater received word from a tipster on Monday that the signage was down at the “kremnut” peddler.

Reached by Eater, Teftsis confirmed that Krema quietly shuttered in September. Asked what he might do with the space next, the store owner writes in an email, “We think Greektown needs a gift shop that sells cards flowers gifts and souvenirs of Detroit.” He expects to start moving forward with the plan in the “next few weeks.”

This is the latest in a string of surprising closures. Longtime Corktown baseball bar and burger slinger Casey’s Pub is expected to close on Sunday and Arthur Avenue in Birmingham has also vacated the space it briefly occupied near the Palladium 12.

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