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Coming to Courthouse: Bayou Bakery

by ARLnow.com August 24, 2010 at 6:20 am 3,950 8 Comments

Big news. The space in Courthouse once occupied by the late, lamented Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe has a new tenant.

Culinary consultant and cookbook creator David Guas is planning on bringing a Louisiana-inspired “community bakery cafe and coffee house” to the space at 1515 North Courthouse Road, and he has applied for a liquor license to boot.

We’re working on gathering the details about the forthcoming Bayou Bakery, but suffice to say the name alone sounds mouthwatering.

Bayou Bakery just applied for a license to serve wine and beer. The form describes the restaurant of having a seating capacity between 1 and 100, which doesn’t really narrow it down much.

More info when we get it.

Update at 9:45 a.m. — As a commenter points out, Bayou Bakery was originally supposed to be the concept behind Northside Social. But a partnership between Guas and the owners of Liberty Tavern eventually dissolved, leading the Liberty Tavern folks to develop their own concept. Guas has been looking for a new space ever since.

Update at 11:15 a.m. — A representative of Bayou Bakery points out that the logo used for this story is an old one and will likely not be used for the new location.

A big, big thanks to @jamesp326 for the tip.

  • Jen

    Wasn’t this the concept behind Northside Social before the falling out between the owners?

  • YTK

    WooHoo!! Laissez Les Bon Tempes Roulee!!!

  • charlie

    oh so much better off on his own and not part of an evil clarendon restaurant empire.

  • It shouldn’t cost him much to get open with all that existing equipment in there. All the space needs is a cosmetic face lift. I wish him the best of luck and will be a frequent customer!

  • MC

    I work in this building and have seen a few workman there over the past few days.

    Nice alternative the all the sports bars in the area.

  • Mikey

    Been waiting to get my beignet fix in Arlington. Great news!

  • PJ

    I’m soooooo hoping they’ll have a bit of beignets and cafe au lait. ‘Cuz let’s face it: if you’ve got to wear the business suit, why not at least cover it in some powder sugar?

  • Zach

    Very excited about the possibility of a solid bakery in the neighborhood. Hopefully they have some good artisan breads for sale.


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