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lpollard Dec 3, 2008 04:42 PM

what happened? Does anyone know?

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    robb Dec 3, 2008 06:37 PM

    Shame-was there for a private wine tasting about 6 weeks ago with a group of 6 guys. Bob did a special 4 course meal for us and the food was unbelievable.

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      likescrab Dec 4, 2008 03:07 AM

      They've decided to retire, nothing to do with current economic times. Had one of there servers in my rest yesterday looking for work and she said all is good, they've just shut it down.

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      embee Dec 4, 2008 06:21 AM

      They've been at this for a very long time. They already downscaled once (Beaujolais to Avocado Club), and I doubt that they'd do it again. Also, Barbara's no kid.

      What I don't understand is the suddenness and the timing. Typically this kind of place gets many well wisher visits when a closing is announced. I know nothing, but suspect either an unexpectedly failed lease negotiation or a sudden health issue.

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        Godbaum Dec 4, 2008 12:09 PM

        There were no health issues or anything else motivating it, but as has been said Bob and Barbera had restaurants for the better part of 2 decades and wanted to retire while they were still at the top of their game. Part of this was factoring in the slowing economy and an overall decline they've seen in business in the last decade.

        1. JamieK Dec 4, 2008 12:43 PM

          Gina Mallet has something about it in the Post online -

          1. Splendid Wine Snob Dec 4, 2008 01:23 PM

            A shame indeed. Talented, lovely staff that will no doubt be missed by many of the regulars.


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              Godbaum Oct 19, 2009 01:07 PM

              Bob is chef now at The Senator.

              The house has been taken over and made into Zin, a nouveau Chinese place.

              I wish them the best of luck (and hope they appreciate having such a beautiful space: especially the back-yard!)

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                KitchenVoodoo Oct 19, 2009 06:26 PM

                Bob is at The Senator? That can't be right.

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                  JamieK Oct 20, 2009 06:53 AM

                  Apparently, it is...

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