- November 15, 2021
SARASOTA — A popular French bakery and restaurant is expanding, with a second location in the Sarasota-Manatee area.
Mademoiselle Paris will be adding a second location in the Wells Fargo Advisors Building on Main Street. Currently, the bakery operates in the University Town Center in east Manatee County, at Interstate 75 and University Parkway.
Jean and Myriam Dandonneau, the owners, moved to Sarasota from Paris in 2016. Three months later, the wife-husband duo teamed up with downtown Sarasota-based bistro C’est La Vie to start a franchise location at UTC
The partnership lasted four year before the Dandonneaus split to start Mademoiselle Paris.
This new location is scheduled to open in October, in a 765-square-foot space in the lobby of the 13-story office building. It will feature a quick-service version of the original bakery and restaurant, serving various freshly made pastries, sandwiches, salads, quiches and coffee.
“This second location is exciting for us for so many reasons,” says Myriam Dandonneau in a press release. “We moved to Sarasota from Paris six years ago to pursue a new life. We come from a long line of French chefs, so we opened the restaurant and bakery at UTC. Now we are growing with a sister location in the city that we love so much.”