Chillydog's first comment might be interpreted slightly differently from the content in the article. The people running this new restaurant are indeed former Parasole employees, but this is not another outpost of the actual Parasole business.
KTF is right - Larson was actually the head chef at Figlio back in the day, and had a hand in creating Chino Latino's menu, before they both were bought up by Parasole, which essentially made him a 'Parasole Employee.' I hope this works out for him - I'll be giving it a try.
I was there for lunch this week. It was in a word, awful. There were very few diners and the food was slow and not good. One diner had a good looking pork sandwich that was described as I edible that went unfinished. I had soup that tasted like it came from a can.