From Rural Intelligence’s review:
Café Le Perche is the brainchild of Allan Chapin, a New York investment banker and Claverack resident who bought a 1830s former bank building on Warren Street last year. He was looking around for the right concept to restore it to its commercial roots when he met Pain Quotidien general manager Jennifer Houle at a Second Avenue branch that Houle had opened for the company. Soon after, he moved Houle to Hudson to work full time on the project; she, in turn, hired Brickman from Charley Trotters in Chicago, where she was working as a pastry chef….
The dark woodwork on the walls and ceilings and the tile flooring, all original, have been carefully restored; the bar will be covered in zinc to look just like a Tabac in Paris; a garden is being extensively planted. The restrained rustic furnishings are from Hammertown in Rhinebeck.