Building Blocks had a recent post on the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis' efforts to attract "chainlets" - local and regional chains such as Clarkson Eyecare and Schnucks - that are more likely to choose a downtown location than national retailers in the current economic environment.
Well, here's a chainlet that I'd like to see downtown: Crazy Bowls and Wraps.
CBW would be an outstanding choice to fill the void left by the loss of Lion's Choice (another chainlet that I would like to see return to downtown) and Espresso Mod while adding a little diversity to the lunch options available to downtown office workers, visitors and residents.
It's a known entity, a local chain that has a loyal following, much like St. Louis Bread Co., which has been very successful downtown for years now. This familiarity would enable CBW to quickly and easily establish themselves on the downtown scene. It certainly fits in with the "chainlet" concept that the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis is trying to attract downtown.
So how about it, CBW? We need more restaurants downtown!