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La Belle Vie / The Café at Frenchtown Named 2023 Small Business of the Year

La Belle Vie / The Café at Frenchtown Named 2023 Small Business of the Year

During the annual Small Business of the Year awards held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the St. Charles Regional Chamber recognized local St. Charles small business La Belle Vie / The Café at Frenchtown as their 2023 Small Business of the Year. Owners Melissa and Mark Hollander accepted the award.

La Belle Vie / The Café at Frenchtown is located at 1200 N. 2nd Street and has a menu that is served all day which includes pastries, crepes, omelets and many other classic breakfast fare, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads and soups. In addition, La Belle Vie serves several coffee and tea beverages and a nice selection of wine and beer for customers to choose from.

Guests are invited to linger in the cozy atmosphere or take advantage of the meeting space available in the back of the restaurant. The room is large enough to hold a bridal shower, holiday party or birthday celebration. In January 2023, La Belle Vie was voted Best Breakfast Place in St. Louis by St. Louis Magazine

Other businesses recognized during the Small Business of the Year awards include sisters Joy Williams and Jane Molina, owners of Ninni Co and Daniel LaGarce and his team at Budget Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.

Following completion of the extensive application process, a panel of former award recipients review and judge all completed applications and select the award winner along with the two finalists. Judges don’t know who else is participating in the selection process.

To learn more about all three of the fantastic finalists – La Belle Vie, Budget Heating, Cooling and Plumbing and Ninni Co you can view the video of their business on Special thanks to Chris Vandehey and Ian Brown from Connect Video for creating the video’s of each finalist business.

Mike Klinghammer, Director of Economic Development with the City of St. Charles recognized John Black and family from Black’s Carpet Discount with the Grow St. Charles award. A video of Black’s Carpet Discount can be viewed on the STCnow YouTube channel.

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