Two tipsters reported over the weekend and a look at the website and OpenTable confirms that Terrance Brennan's Bar Artisanal Restaurant and Tapas Bar, once known as Bar Artisanal and before that Trigo, has closed just two and a half months after its big, misguided revamp. A server reports that Saturday night was the last night and that Brennan owes over $100,000 to his purveyors.
But here's where it gets really interesting. An industry insider tells Eater that Todd English will be taking over the space on September 1. A recipe for success if we ever saw one! And, serendipity at work, both Brennan and English feature prominently in the festivities during 2010 Shitshow Week. In fact, one of the planned Shitshow Week reviews (of which there will be five) is of Bar Artisanal. Now it will just act as a memorial, not a warning.
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