Le Croissant, one of the last downtown Beverly Hills mainstays, has shut its doors for good. New fangled competition, rent increases and a slowing economy have hurt businesses throughout Los Angeles, but Le Croissant held on with a loyal following. Then, two weeks ago, they locked up for the last time, leaving a good-bye/thank you note on the door. A disconnected telephone line and a recent Yelp review confirm the closure. The space is not yet for lease. Could new ownership bring it back? Or could the Keller empire turn this into the Bouchon Bakery everyone in LA is clamoring for? Time will tell. [EaterWire] — Daniela Galarza
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