Cook-Au-Vin front man Vincent Colombet makes quite possibly the best baguette in the city. People wait up to 45 minutes for his crepes at the Logan Square Farmers’ Market. The guy could make thousands happy if he could just sell a damn croissant.
But he can’t. Colombet says business has been booming since he opened his brick-and-mortar La Boulangerie last week, but a clause in his lease forbids him from selling coffee, sandwiches, or—sacre merde!-individual croissants so he doesn’t compete with neighboring New Wave Coffee.