Chef Wylie Dufresne took to Twitter this afternoon to casually announce some major news: November 30 will mark the final night of service at wd~50, Dufresne's pioneering, 11-year-old restaurant on Clinton Street.
Nov 30 will be our final night of service at wd50. Come celebrate with us for the next 173 days. Stay tuned!! pic.twitter.com/DGnbfkkrV6Wylie Dufresne (@wyliedufresne) June 10, 2014
While the modernist and almost unfathomably influential chef has not yet explained the tweet, and details of the last days of wd~50 are yet to be announced, it's well known that an incoming Clinton Street residential construction project is expected to commence on a real estate parcel that includes the restaurant.
"Were not going anywhere! Dont worry," the chef told Grub earlier this spring, so perhaps hopefully we're just looking at the end of this particular version of wd~50, and the restaurant will continue on in another form.