is back in business, though only its bakery is open for now.
The Toluca Lake French bistro, which opened in 1982, during a transition of ownership.
The eatery was bought by Baret Lepejian, owner of , another neighborhood restaurant.
Crystal Alleyne, the new manager of Chez Nous' coffee shop, said the business reopened about three weeks ago and that only pastries would be served for now with breakfast and lunch expected to return in about a month and a half. Dinner would come back after that, she said.
The restaurant would also remain open while various sections are remodeled, Alleyne said.
A number of Chez Nous staff prior to the change in owners are returning, she said.
"We have the same bakers, the same pastry chef," Alleyne said.
Annie Rahiere, a longtime employee who manages the bakery, is also back on the job.
"I want to stay because I know all the community, I know all the people around," she said. "Almost everybody kept asking what happened, now we're happy to say we're open with the same quality."
Chez Nous' bakery is open on Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.