CHRISTINE W. TAYLOR
February 17, 2005
The woodwork inside Richter's Café, located in the former Taft Hotel building, is a century and a half old.
Richter's current crowd is more reminiscent of its former owner, Richter Elser, a one-time Yale crew coach and two-time Republican challenger to 3rd District U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro. It still caters to a somewhat button-down shirt crowd. Von Rabenstein says the younger Barbara Bush was a regular customer when she was a Yale student.