After 18 years in its current location, Soho standby Cafe Noir is moving to Tribeca. It closed its doors on Friday, and will open up at 35 Lispenard Street early next year. This is the very same rooftop restaurant that Georges Forgeois presented plans for last month, it just turns out that it will be an update rather than an addition to the restaurateur's small empire of French bistros.
It's is not the first time that Cafe Noir has faced relocation: there were some murmurs of lease trouble back in 2009 that were eventually resolved, but that 10-year lease must not have been as definite as it seemed at the time. The new place will be "a more polished version of the original," with an updated wine list, new cocktails, and a kind of French tapas that Forgeois calls "Gastro Bites."
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