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Florent Morellet Resurfaces in Bushwick

It just won't be another restaurant.

It just won't be another restaurant.Photo: Getty Images

"On the island over there, people bug me ... They say to me, 'Oh, my God, you were a genius, you had the greatest restaurant on the face of the earth.' And the next sentence is, 'Isn't it terrible what they did to you?' I'm like, 'No, I think it's great. I'm so glad. I'm so glad it's over.'" — Legendary Gansevoort Street restaurant Florent closed in 2008, and despite rumors of a grand return, Florent Morellet seems pretty attached to Bushwick, his new home base, where he may open a bar. [NYT, Related]

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