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Cheryl Baldovino, from left, Elaine Yu, Maria Chou and Elli Bosworth note the brown paper covering the windows of Voyageur du Temps Sept. 18 after learning it had shuttered for good shortly after they ate lunch there. The friends said they had noticed the restaurant offered a limited menu during their meal, but they didn’t realize it was closing permanently.
A failed effort to save the community that Rie Rubin had fostered through her Los Altos bakery, Voyageur du Temps, led to an abrupt closing last week.
Rubin had received a 180-day notice to vacate the historical property at 288 First St., she said, but was actively negotiating with the property manager until the day she and her employees were told they had to leave. She was under the impression there may have been a chance of changing the leasing agreement to accommodate her plea to Rita Armstrong, manager of the limited liability company that owns the building.