Florent Will Close June 29, May Move to Airport

Coming soon to Terminal A?
Coming soon to Terminal A? Photo: Noah Kalina

Now that Passerby has held the last of its 7 a.m. lock-ins, we wonder how Florent is going to fade away. Bruni brings the details:

Beginning on Monday, May 26, and continuing over the five weeks until the restaurant’s last day in business — which he said would be June 29, chosen because it’s the Sunday of Gay Pride — it will have a changing series of five themes, reflecting the Kubler-Ross stages of grief.

Among the performers who will pitch in is our own Jackie Hoffman. Florent says that although he doesn’t feel like running a restaurant at age 55, one of his business partners is considering a Florent “in an airport terminal around New York.” Something’s wrong when an eatery is moving to an airport terminal for cheap rent.

Florent: The Final Days [Diner’s Journal/NYT]