Florent Has Already Reached ‘Acceptance’ Phase


With Florent and the Hog Pit closing because their rents have been raised to a reported $50,000 and $40,000 a month, respectively, Sheckys charts what it calls the de-evolution of the meatpacking district putting the peak at 19992000, when Pastis, Lotus, APT, and Passerby opened. Ah, what a time it was. But dont get too teary eyed in a video interview, Florent says that he doesnt have a nostalgic bone in his body (though he wants to write his memoirs) and that, after all, he came to New York because it was all about flux. For those who are prone to wistfulness, well be there to film Florents last night of business, on June 28.

Racid: The De-Evolution of the Meatpacking District [Sheckys]