As we watch this monster storm named Irma churning her way up the peninsula of Florida we are reminded how fragile we human beings truly are.

We are being bombarded with warnings and facts that certainly get one’s attention, “The biggest hurricane ever formed in the Atlantic”, “the longest sustained winds of 185 mph ever” “bigger than the state of Texas”! Catastrophic, deadly, disastrous! 

OK, we get it and we’re taking this seriously. We are busy securing the restaurant which entails a lot of work. We also have an office across the street which is being secured, computers and other electronics safely backed up and turned off.

But more than anything we are concerned for the safety of our employees and their families so we are closing as of 2:00pm today, Thursday 9/7 until Tuesday morning 9/12

We sincerely apologize if this is an inconvenience or a disappointment to anyone but the safety and wellbeing of our Bijou Family comes first before profits.

To all our friends and customers in the path of this storm we say please keep safe and may God bless us all.

Jean-Pierre Knaggs

Written by : JP Knaggs

Dinner hours
TUE-SAT from 5-9PM

Closed Sunday & Monday


Bijou Cafe
1287 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236


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