Marco's the trattoria from the beloved Franny's team is closing its doors after dinner on December 13, after a 20 month run. The team sent word to Eater saying:
Unfortunately, as amazing as the food is and as warm and skilled our service, the business simply hasn't been profitable enough to keep the doors open....While this is not the end we hoped for, we will use this moment as an opportunity to learn, grow and strengthen our company.
The restaurant opened in April 2013, in the original Franny's space, after the ever-popular pizzeria moved down the block to a bigger space. In his two star review, Pete Wells called Marco's one of "the most civilized first acts that dining in Brooklyn offers," praising chef Danny Amend's Cal-Ital cooking. Owners Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg aren't quite sure what will become of the restaurant's space, but it looks like it could stay in the family. "We are considering a few possibilities," they say. In a bittersweet sign-off the duo adds:
Marco's has enjoyed a magnificent run, and over this next month, our hope is that the restaurant is filled with celebration and love for all that it represents, and brimming over with guests savoring their last great meals at this special place. Thank you for your support, and we hope you will join us soon to bid Marco's farewell.
There's no word yet on whether Amend will move on or stay in the Franny's family. In the meantime, both Franny's and BKLYN Larder are safe.