Café Ruche, LLC, a restaurant and yoga studio, has filed a lawsuit against the town of Wilton, Wilton Center Development Limited Partnership, and Paragon Realty Group. The suit was filed in Superior Court at Bridgeport on May 23.
Café Ruche, owned by Annie Horn and Barbara Chopin of Weston, opened at 101 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton Center Dec. 22, 2014 but closed less than a year later. It had been a popular eatery and gathering place until a pervasive petroleum odor caused customers to stay away.
That is the reason for the lawsuit — odors believed to be coming from an illegally abandoned oil tank under the building.