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Les Enfants Terribles Closing Next Month for New Concept
The waves of change are barreling down the shores of lower Ludlow Street, bringing with it tidings of a forthcoming closure. Pioneering frontier establishment Les Enfants Terribles, which first opened at 37 Canal Street back in the winter of 2003, is reportedly poised to undergo some serious transformations. Enjoy what was while you still can.
Indeed, word on the street is that the Afro-French-themed restaurant will close at the end of August for an unspecified period of renovations. Its rebirth (whenever that happens) will purportedly carry a brand new name and concept. Sources inform us of plans to upscale the feel in an effort to resemble its posh sister hangout, Ten Bells on Broome Street. Apparently co-owner Fabrice Vautrin was bought out.
Meanwhile, preparations for the inevitable transition are already underway, as evidenced by sporadic lunchtime closures within the last couple weeks. Start counting the days.
When Stéfan Jonot and Fabrice Vautrin (also behind long-gone Le Père Pinard) first opened Les Enfants Terribles, the corner of Ludlow and Canal was a complete no man’s land. Looks like the Lower East Side gold rush is finally catching up…