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FlorentWire: R&L Restaurant Open, Empty, Sad

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A special Eater correspondent headed over the R&L Restaurant to check out the festivities for its Grand Reopening at 8 a.m. this morning. As somewhat expected, the gutted Florent space was none too festive: "R&L open. 3 customers, 7 staff visible front of house. Manager talking about redecorating - 'I have an old picture of 14th Street I could bring in.'. Coffee hot...Also, it kinda feels like a hospital cafeteria." Let's just say it's no Florent at 9 AM. But we should give Joanne Lucas & Co the benefit of the doubt—that could be a really great picture of 14th St.
· Vital R&L Update: Florent Excised, Opening Tomorrow! [~E~]

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