West Village’s French cafe La Bohème has temporarily closed on the corner of Kercheval Avenue and Parker Street. The restaurant alerted followers to the indefinite shutter on social media on Monday afternoon stating that “La Bohème is closed until further notice...”
The message raised concerns among fans that the closure might be permanent. However, co-owner Ève de Castro, who travels between Detroit and Paris where she works full-time as an writer, says she hopes to revive the year-old restaurant very soon. Restaurant partner Jean Jeannot departed Detroit permanently this month in order to return to his family in France, leaving the shop without someone to manage its day-to-day operations.
“I’m going to try to find another solution to keep the business open because I think it has great potential,” she says. “I think it would be a pity just to abandon the ship.”
La Bohème opened on Valentine’s Day 2017 inside a cozy corner space filled with antiques across from Sister Pie. The restaurant aimed to bring a slice of Parisian dining culture to the neighborhood with service during breakfast and lunch and a selection of French teas. Stay tuned for updates on the reopening.
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