This is a cryin' shame:
Bistro Praha struggling to find new space
Edmonton Journal August 25, 2010
Milan Svajgr, former waiter and now the new owner of Bistro Praha, is at a loss.
Plans to reopen the restaurant on Rice Howard Way, in a space next to the Sherlock Holmes Pub, have fallen through.
"They don't want us," Svajgr says. "We are too small for them."
The old Bistro Praha, a downtown fixture, was destroyed in a fire in the Ramsey Building in March 2009.
Svajgr has tried since then to get the cafe back on its feet but the task has proven difficult, especially because he does not want to stray far from downtown.
"There's no other options because there is no space. There is nothing really here in downtown," he says. Svajgr has not given up though, and says he will keep looking.
"It's very sad," he says.
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