Florent will close it’s doors June 29th

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Florent, the patron saint of the meat-market district in the West Village, New York City, the restaurant that started it all when it opened in August 1985, is closing its doors on June 29th. When I was in New York I spoke with the owner Florent Morellet, he told me that the landlord wanted to more than triple the rent, they were asking for $30,000 a month, when it opened three decades ago Florent Morellet was paying $1,350. Florent told us that for the last 5 weeks before the closing of Florent he will have themes: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, depression, acceptance -closing on Gay Pride Day. Florent is known for its friendly atmosphere, 24/7 hours and for serving good food at a good price.

Florent and John Rynski and Graham Tabor

Miguel and Florent

The countdown starts now, pay him a visit if you are in town.

69 Gansevoort St., New York 10014 nr. Washington St. West Village



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.