Meatpacking district stalwart Novac Noury has graciously asked neighborhood restaurateur Florent Morellet to move into his underutilized building on Little West 12th Street once Mr. Morellet’s iconic Florent diner closes for good because of a huge rent hike this summer.
"I gave him a call yesterday and we may be in talks to continue his stay in my building," Mr. Noury told The Villager this week.
But Mr. Morellet apparently isn’t interested, according to the article.
Instead, the flamboyant restaurateur is planning to go out "with a bang," kicking off the “Final Five Weeks of Florent" over Memorial Day weekend, with each following week given a theme to represent a stage in the "grieving process he’s undergone over losing his restaurant….Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and, finally, Acceptance."
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