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Eccentric Restaurateur Zucco Dies of Heart Attack

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Bowery Boogie and Grub Street report the incredibly sad news that Zucco, the eccentric owner of the minuscule LES restaurant Zucco: Le French Diner, died of a heart attack over the weekend. A Bowery Boogie tipster came across EMTs on the sidewalk trying to revive the man on Saturday afternoon and reports that friends are collecting money at the restaurant to send his body back to France. It's unclear how long the restaurant will stay open but it remains in business for the time being. As GS notes, "It’s hard to imagine his hideaway going on without the namesake that gave it so much of its personality..."
· Zucco of Le French Diner Died Saturday [BB]
· Zucco Dies of Apparent Heart Attack at Eponymous French Diner [GS]

Zucco: Le French Diner

188 Orchad St., New York, NY

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