Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Buvette, Saint-André-de-Cubzac

Traces of local shops can also be found away from the main street of Saint-André-de-Cubzac. This building opposite the market square once combined a grocer's (épicerie) with a refreshment room (buvette).

The owners later stopped selling groceries to offer refreshments only as the second version of this ghost sign implies. The original sign included drawings of a bunch of grapes and a vine leaf in the bottom left and right corners.
As for the name of the owners of this refreshment room, a comedy writer could not have found a better one: Verdeau. In French it is pronounced exactly as 'verre d'eau,' or 'glass of water.'

Epicerie Buvette / Buvette
G. Verdeau

Location: Cours Georges Clémenceau, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde / Pictures taken in May 2012

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