Tribeca: Chanterelle, the 30 year-old restaurant currently located on Harrison Street in Tribeca, will not reopen this month after its scheduled renovations, reports Florence Fabricant. It was somewhat curious when the restaurant decided to close for such a long renovation at the end of summer, and people in the industry had been whispering about its troubles for the better part of a year. So this is a sad one, but not a complete shocker. Here is the statement owners David and Karen Waltuck have released:
After thirty years of successful business we are sad to share the news that despite all our efforts the plans to renovate and re-open Chanterelle will not come to pass.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many people who have become dear friends and supporters through the years, to our loyal and loving staff and to our endlessly encouraging family.It's always sad to see a restaurant go down after such a long run. But the times, they are a changin', and it would have been an uphill battle for them to keep the old timer alive. See the restaurant in better times during this Eater Scenes piece.
Through good and bad times it is a thrilling, passionate and rewarding journey. We are proud to be a part of this creative industry in this unparalled city of ours and look forward to what we will bring to you in the future?
· Chanterelle Is Closing [Diner's Journal]