The always antsy super chef and Deputy Mayor of Tribeca David Bouley is changing things up once again. Flo Fab reports that Bouley is closing Bouley Bakery and Market because the chef is tired of the time and expense required in doing retail. Meanwhile his Japanese restaurant in the old Danube/Secession space will now be called Boji not Brushstroke, and it will not have an educational element. He has also canceled his plans for a commissary in Hudson Square.
But more important than all that is his plan to make a grand Colicchio-like return to the kitchen: "I want to devote all my energy, all my resources and ability to making the Bouley flagship the highest culinary experience.” He says he will be doing the sourcing and the cooking and wants to cater to his customers the way he did with the original Bouley.
As for his operations that are now nixed, he says, "Not everything I planned made sense.”
· More Changes for David Bouley [Diner's Journal]