Florent Auction Rakes In $50,000 for Employees

Florent Morellet got almost $50,000 from auctioning off his restaurant’s wall memorabilia on eBay, and he plans to divide the money among his 30 or so employees. He tells Eater, “My shrink told me to move on, so I’m moving on.…I’m just very happy everyone will get a good bon voyage.” Questions remain: Who will get Florent’s disconnected (212) phone number? And, more important, will R&L; get the diner’s liquor license? (An R&L; employee answering the phone today predicted it would take two months.)

Florent Update: Farewell Bonus Checks in the Mail [Eater]