Chanterelle, David and Karen Waltuck’s 30-year-old Tribeca restaurant, has closed. The Waltucks had shut their pioneering Harrison Street restaurant in early August for a renovation; it was originally scheduled to re-open in November. But Diner’s Journal received the following statement from the couple earlier today:
“After thirty years of successful business we are sad to share the news that despite all our efforts the plans to renovate and re-open Chanterelle will not come to pass.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many people who have become dear friends and supporters through the years, to our loyal and loving staff and to our endlessly encouraging family.
Through good and bad times it is a thrilling, passionate and rewarding journey. We are proud to be a part of this creative industry in this unparalleled city of ours and look forward to what we will bring to you in the future…”
According to an update on the site, Karen Waltuck blames the economy for the restaurant’s closure; although she says there’s some hope it will eventually re-open, right now it looks like it will remain shuttered.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 1, 2009