La Madeleine on Lemmon Avenue has seen better days.
July's unfortunate Corvette crash-up left the neighborhood mainstay with an unplanned breezeway in the patio area, in plain view of passersby. Since then, a plywood patch has been employed to keep out the elements. Tres gauche! In addition, that bedraggled sign, baring its innards for all to see, seems more rust-addled by the day. I was beginning to wonder when, oh when, the bistro would be returning to its cute little self. I'll bet you were, too.
Well, good news: Manager Wes just told me over the phone that repairs to the patio will commence "very soon" and that a new sign has been ordered and is currently in production. Oh, happy day! Thanks, La Mad - can't wait to see you get back to chic!