Susie's Diner set to close and The Apartment get a facelift

Susie's Diner set to close and The Apartment get a facelift

'The Apartment' as we knew it before the planned transformation

Food news March 2010

There are openings. And closings. Then the things in between. Take The Apartment in Bruntsfield, for instance. It’s getting a new name, a new look and new opening times (including lunch), all to be revealed next month. Original owner Malcolm Innes remains at the helm.

Then there’s La Cerise on Great Junction Street in Leith. Claire Coussmaker and Martin Wilson’s local patisserie and café suffered a freak sewage flood in November last year, destroying their basement kitchens and prep areas. Determinedly, however, they’ve rebuilt the kitchen, and plan to have the café reopen by mid March, serving all their own cakes, bakes and ice cream.

Finally, it seems that we’re bidding farewell to Susie’s Diner on Nicolson Street nearer Edinburgh University after 15 years. Owner Ian Wilson says that Susie’s may rise again in the future, though it’s unlikely to be at this site. Watch this (but also that) space.


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