R & L Closes, Leaving Former Florent Space in Limbo

R & L before its opening

Yesterday, a walk past R & L Restaurant found the onetime Florent space shuttered, with employees taking boxes of glassware out of the basement. We asked someone who looked like the boss whether the establishment would reopen, and he replied in an Eastern European accent, “in two or three months.” Unfortunately, he wasn’t entertaining questions about whether it would still bear the name R & L. In fact, his words were, “That’s it. No more. Good-bye.” Was he saying good-bye to R & L or good-bye to us? Certainly the latter, possibly both. We’ll wait and see what’s next.