It's been over a month since we heard word of activity at Charolais, formerly Cote d'Or, Simon Oren's Lower West Village bistro that opened for about 12 minutes in early August then closed in a cloud of recriminations and scaffolding. Comes this today from a tipster on the scene:
Something's up at the former Charolais site on Varick and Clarkson. As of about 45 minutes ago the front door was open, much of the paper that had covered the windows had been torn away, and five or six people were inside. Three of them were sitting around a table with a bunch of papers and the others were looking around the place. In addition, the scaffolding that had caused the demise of Charolais came down last week.So many easy jokes we won't make here, if that's okay with you. Cool, thanks.
Whatever's coming to the site probably isn't a reopened Charolais. Hand-pained signs on the windows listing some of the restaurant's menu items remained in place after its closing, but they're now gone. The "Charolais is closed for renovations" sign on the door (above) is also gone.
· The Charolais Chronicles: Waiting For the Sun to Rise [~E~]
· Charolais fka Côte d'Or ne Charolais to Close [~E~]
· Branding Insanity: Côte d'Or Renamed Charolais [~E~]