After hearing some exciting rumors of a new iteration of the dearly departed Florent in Carroll Gardens, the Villager calls the man himself, Florent Morellet, to get the story:
"'There is something I’m working on,' he said, 'that’s not in Carroll Gardens, that’s not in the Meatpacking District.' He confided he’s looking 'in Manhattan,' noting, 'a restaurant is something that should be centrally located.' Morellet said anything is 'at least a year and a half from now,' and that he’s thinking along the lines of 'a 24-hour Florent.'"Morellet is also considering doing something in the Hudson River Park, but don't expect that until at least 2012. Meanwhile the new owners of the defunct Florent/R&L space go before the community board this Tuesday to present their new plan for the one time MePa icon.
· VIva Florent! [The Villager]
· First Word: Florent and Fiamma Spaces to Go Before CB2 [~E~]