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Jul 23, 2010 03:14 PM

Le Bec-Fin to close

Georges Perrier closing flagship restaurant by Spring 201. Inquirer staff writer Michael Klein reports:

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    1. Thanks for posting this. I had missed the article in the paper. Have had many a wonderful meal there, though i must admit that it has been a few years since I have patronized them. So many other alternatives available now, unlike my first meal ... a lunch... at the new location in the summer of 1982.

        1. I think I know where we will be going for our anniversary this year...

          1. The end of an era indeed.

            For curiosity's sake, anyone know what's moving into the old Brasserie Perrier? I remember reading there's a Chipotle moving into the old Susanno Foo space. That's in addition to the Qdoba on that block already.

            Somebody please tell me that LBF won't become a Baja Fresh...

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              1. re: ramenbound

                I think the new Apple Store is going into the old BP.

                1. re: ramenbound


                  For the sales price of $3.9 million for that space I think it's relatively safe to say that it won't become a Baja Fresh.

                  That said assuming another restaurant moves in, I would say that they will have some rather large shoes to fill.

                  1. re: mitchh

                    According to the article: "[Susanna] Foo sold her building across the street last year for $5 million; the Mexican chain Chipotle is building out that spot." So I think anything's possible.

                    I'd like to see Marc Vetri buy it. Just for old time's sake.

                    1. re: Buckethead

                      I didn't read that far down so, I guess anything is possible.

                      1. re: mitchh

                        Possible but awful if it happens. I like the Vetri idea, with him moving into another Le Bec Fin location.

                      2. re: Buckethead

                        Good suggestion. Apparently. the landlord where Vetri is now is a real ass.