For the Miami Valley Today
TROY — A new crêpe shop is coming to the Sherwood Shopping Center in Troy.
Oh Crêpe has announced that they will be setting up a permanent location occupying the former Midtown Creamery space at 79 Foss Way in Troy.
Co-owner J.D. Winteregg from Troy identified Oh Crêpe’s success doing pop-up events at Pop-Up on 4 W. Main in downtown Troy as one of the main reasons for this move.
“Working with Jessica Minesinger and Karen Boone at Pop-Up helped us to lay a great foundation to move to a permanent space. We were able to test our concept without brick and mortar concerns, and they helped us to build our customer base by promoting us throughout the community. They played an integral part in helping us get going,” he said.
While the pop ups primarily highlighted sweet crêpes and limited pastries, Winteregg is planning to expand the menu at the new location.
“We’ll start with sweet crêpes, coffee, pastries, ice cream, and gelato, and we plan to expand the menu throughout the year to include more pastries, macarons, sandwiches, salads, and of course, savory crêpes,” he said. “We plan to use roasted beans for our coffee from the popular Purebred Coffee, and we’re partnering with the Farmhouse Bakery in Troy to ensure we’ll give you the closest experience to everyday French food that you can find anywhere in the area.”
Winteregg spent time studying in France and later worked there as an English teacher. While he eventually returned to the States, his love for all things French–especially the food–never waned.
“I miss the foods I could find every day at the pâtisseries, boulangeries, and especially the crêpe stands. I loved watching them make the crêpes, and I wanted people here to have that same experience. I couldn’t really find that along with the other foods I loved all in one spot, so I decided I would change that. I can’t wait to share what I loved about France with Troy and the surrounding communities,” Winteregg said. “In addition to the foods, we plan to share the language and cultural events with the community. Our focus will be France and French foods, something you won’t find anywhere else in the area!”
Winteregg and co-owner Seth Middleton of Sidney plan to open in the early summer. They will be hiring for all positions, and people can apply by sending an email to [email protected]