But those weren't enough to keep this sweet spot in Littleton open.
Seven years ago, Holly Smith was trying to decide whether she wanted to open a restaurant to indulge her love of cooking, or open a woman's boutique that sold scented candles, imported candies and pretty home decor. Unable to make a decision, she finally settled on doing both in the same place: Tres Jolie, which she opened on Littleton's Main Street in 2005.
On the one hand, Tres Tolie was a boutique stuffed full of girlish treasures; the perfect place to pick up a shower gift or something for your mother-in-law. On the other hand, it was a little cafe and bakery that specialized in lunch and tea service, selling sandwiches and salads as well as pastries and champagne cocktails, which you could sip while you shopped.
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But now Tres Jolie is no more.
In a voice-mail message, Smith says only that Tres Jolie has closed, and that the storefront where it was located is now available for lease.