Captured on video Florent French Diner on Ganesvort the farewell party. The end of an era 1985 to 2008. Everyone was accepted at Florent anytime of the day or night, you could get a great meal and on most nights a floorshow. Where else but New York City, the city that never sleeps needed a place to meet people…that you sleep with as one customer put it in this video.
But alas the city was destine for change and the Meatpacking district was inline for upgrading and renewal. Florent was a big supporter of the neighborhood, but it was the (new) neighborhood that did him in. MARS, The Vault, The Lure, Dizzy Izzies bagel shop, Mike’s bar, Jay’s hangout, The Anvil bar, Hell Fire club, and Western Beef like Forent they are no longer in the Meatpacking District all pushed out of a neighborhood for one reason or another to “make it a better place.
“One more nail in the coffin of cultural life of New York” and ”It was like a prom the last night everyone will be together” are comments you will hear in this video. Courtesy of New York Magazine, Thank you.
Florent’s Last Supper