Deaf-Owned Business ‘Crepe Crazy’ Coming to Cross Street Market

| August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Cross Street Market team of Caves Valley Partners and CANAdev announced today that deaf-owned business Crepe Crazy will be opening a stall in September. Crepe Crazy is under construction on a previously unoccupied stall in the east end of the market between Steve’s Lunch and Sobeachy Haitian Cuisine.

Crepe Crazy was started in 2007 by Owners Vladimir and Inna Giterman in Austin, Texas. Vladmir and Inna Giterman both immigrated to the United States in 1996 from the former Soviet Union; Vladimir is from Russia and Inna is from Ukraine.

The Gitermans vended at fairs and festivals, including SXSW, where they quickly earned popularity. They expanded to a food truck and, in 2014, opened their first brick-and-mortar location in Dripping Springs, Texas. The company continued to expand and now has three food trucks and a second restaurant in Austin.

Not only are the Gitermans and their children deaf, but so are most of their employees and contractors. Their hearing workers are also fluent in American Sign Language. The family supports the local deaf community by offering job opportunities, understanding the challenges deaf people often face to find work.

Franchisees Ruslan and Betsie Kulikov, who have been vending at festivals in Maryland since 2015, will open and operate the Crepe Crazy stall at Cross Street Market.

Their expansive menu will feature a variety of sweet and savory crepes, including breakfast, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, as well as a kids’ menu with crepes like “Lil’ Piggy” and “Nutty Buddy.” They’ll also offer paninis, salads, and seasonal soups, in addition to select French wines and mimosas.

The mid century modern-inspired stall design will feature “sleek lines” and “a warm yellow and orange color palette” along with white marble countertops.

Cross Street Market reopened last year after receiving an $8.5-million renovation by Caves Valley Partners. There will be a total of 23 food businesses in the market. There are currently two stalls available for lease.

Read’s articles detailing the different aspects of the Cross Street Market redevelopment here.

Photos below courtesy of Crazy Crepes

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