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    Two men who had designs on breakfast at Crepeville learn the midtown eatery is temporarily closed.

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    A sign on the door tells customers the news: closed for maintenance.

Crepeville in midtown closes for maintenance

Published: Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 10:23 am

Crepeville, the popular eatery in the heart of midtown, has closed temporarily for routine maintenance.

When word first spread about the closure over the weekend, rumors swirled and fans of the restaurant feared the worst.

But the bad news, if you can call it that, will be short-lived.

“This is just for a week. We need to change some of the equipment,” said co-owner Philippe Masoud early Monday. “It’s mostly maintenance of the equipment, lots of cleaning, whatever needs to be done.”

Workers could already be spotted moving equipment in the restaurant Monday morning. Some patrons showed up at the corner of 18th and L streets only to learn of the closure when they tugged on the door.

Masoud said there is no need to fret. Crepeville will be up and running by the beginning of 2014, at the latest.

“We have renewed our lease and we are going to be there for a long time,” Masoud said. “We will definitely be open by the new year.”

Call The Bee’s Blair Anthony Robertson, (916) 321-1099. Follow him on Twitter @Blarob.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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