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Coquette’s could open within a month

Published: March 21, 2014, 10:42 am, by Ned Hunter

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery could open within a month, if not sooner.

Coquette’s owners announced in December they were opening their second restaurant at 321 N. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs. The site is the former home of the Curry Leaf restaurant.

On Thursday, the bar top still needed finishing, and food and drink coolers, chairs and other equipment were scattered in the future dining area, waiting to be moved into place.

Workers inside said renovations and remodeling should be completed by the first or second week of April.

Coquette’s is a Manitou Springs eatery known for its gluten-free baked goods. The business is owned and operated by the mother/daughter team of Michelle Marx and Turu Eurich. The two said previously that the move into the 4,000 square-foot space in downtown Colorado Springs will allow them to divide the restaurant into different sections. They also said they plan to increase the number of food items offered at the new location, and include a carry-out section.

Coquette’s opened in Manitou Springs in August 2009 as Coquette Creperie. The women later renamed their restaurant Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery when they expanded their menu and added fresh-baked gluten-free products.