Thursday, May 3, 2007

Will the Brasserie return?


The Brasserie Montmartre, site of some good jazz and stiff drinks (if you knew the right afternoon bartender), has been closed nearly a year now. The final word I had was there was to be a major renovation of the upper floors into new condominiums, and The Bra itself was to get a major facelift. Does anyone know if it will return?

7 comments:

Lizzy said...

Don't know about the status, but love your blog. I will definitely check out your book!

Distilled said...

Thanks Lizzie. Feel free to write back and let me know what you thought of the complete book

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I'm back in town on a visit and was hoping to return to my old haunt, the Brasserie. Did you ever get an answer to your question? Still closed as of August '07? Permanently???

Distilled said...

The renovation is under way. It looks like new condo's to come on the market, and Bra itself looks to be getting a major overhaul. When it will open I know not.

Anonymous said...

I worked on the renovation all summer and here is the scoop: The entire building is getting an overhaul. The restaurant will return with new owners who hope to keep it as true to its original self as possible. The rest of the building will be turned into apartment/ condos with a penthouse at the top. The date that was projected for opening is Christmas of this year.

Stephen said...

Yes, the Brasserie will open soon. Maybe four more months, though. And the original owner will return! So the character will be very close to what you remember.

Distilled said...

This is great to hear, thanks Stephen!