Don't give up hope yet.
The restaurateur said previously the brasserie would close for nine months, then reopen.
The meatpacking district building is being rebuilt to add more retail space.
The co-executive chefs at Balthazar and Minetta Tavern are leaving the restaurants.
Plus: Lindsay Lohan eats pizza at Rubirosa, Erin Heatherton moves on from Leo at Lure Fishbar, and more of this week's celebrity dining.
"I was on my way out, but Claire Danes and Lena Dunham walked in, so I stayed. Who wouldn't?!"
An inside source says the restaurateur was given an ultimatum last month.
Getting tossed, one club at a time.
"I got to eat some of the food that I made for them, which was sauteed duck's testicles with white wine and herbs; and a calf's-brain sandwich. It was delicious."
Plus: Balthazar London may be a no-go?
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Plus, the Pulino's answering machine makes a funny.
Plus: Joy Behar and Oliver Stone visit A Voce, and David Duchovny takes the kids to Dylan's Candy Bar.
Plus: Uma Thurman and Amy Sacco at Hotel Griffou, Drew Nieporent dines with D.A. Robert Morgenthau at Nobu, and more, in our weekly roundup of bold-faced meals.
Our weekly roundup of where the pretty people are eating.
Our weekly roundup of the glitterati's eating habits.
Our slideshow may be the last time you see this place celebrity-free.