First Jarnac and Payard, and now Ludlow Street fixture Le Père Pinard has shuttered, according to an Eater tipster. Owner Yassine Bentaleb confirms with us that June 13 was the last day of business. Bentaleb tells us the landlord wanted to triple the lease, signed ten years ago. “Business was pretty good, but it was not what it used to be,” Bentaleb says. “The area changed because of the construction going on, which killed business a bit.” Instead of jacking up prices to accommodate the rent increase, Bentaleb and his partner, Fabrice Vautrin, decided to concentrate on their other restaurants, Ten Bells and Les Enfants Terribles. Le Père Pinard’s fixtures are currently in storage, and though the owners are taking it easy this summer, they may have discussions in September about bringing the bistro back.
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