September 1, 2010
Midtown Sacramento's Le Petit Paris to close Sept. 26

By Leigh Grogan

The e-mail opened with a simple "Farewell."

In restaurant (and fashion) news, Le Petit Paris, 1221 19th St. in midtown Sacramento, will close after opening almost five years ago. The boutique opened in October 2005 and specialized in everything Parisian, including handbags, silk scarves, children's apparel, men's accessories and home decor.

Owner Tassina Placencia added a cafe a few years ago, serving espresso drinks, desserts and French tartine sandwiches.

Placencia said, "After five wonderful and fulfilling years, we would like to thank all our loyal customers for supporting our dream, especially during this economic catastrophe.

"We hope we've brought a little bit of Paris to Sacramento, and in that created an interesting neighborhood and a local escape."

Placencia often said opening Le Petit Paris was like inviting a bunch of strangers to your home (after a remodel) and serving them coffee.

The boutique - open seven days a week - will continue to serve a full menu until Sept. 26. And there will be an amazing sale to coincide with the closing. Beginning today, all retail items are 50 percent off, including clothes, handbags, jewelry, soaps, perfume and housewares. Teas are also marked down. The store's one-of-a-kind fixtures, many of which were purchased and brought over from Paris, are on sale. Murano chandeliers are 50 percent off; bistro chairs are $50. All large items will be available for pick-up on Sept. 27.

Placencia invites customers and friends to stop by, say goodbye and "get that last purse you've always wanted, or bag of espresso beans."

Call The Bee's Leigh Grogan, (916) 321-1129.

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