Florent's $700,000 death warrant.
Is it safe to say now that Florent
is history? The last we heard on the story, the meatpacking pioneer was engaged in a death struggle with the landlord over the rent. According to the Observer
, Florent’s lease, signed in 1995, was for $6,018 a month. The landlord wanted to jack up that monthly rent to somewhere between $43,000 and $70,000. This broker’s ad is asking for $700,000 annually, or $58,333 a month. Not even a recession can keep the meatpacking down!
Meatpacking Restaurant: 69 Gansevoort Street [PDF]
Related: Will Meatpacking Pioneer Have to Pack It In? [NYO]
Earlier: Florent Will ‘Be Around for a Little While’