Two high-profile multiconcept operators have announced restaurant closures—yet another testament to the tough conditions plaguing the industry.
Ma Peche, an experimental full-service restaurant from David Chang, will close in June. And Danny Meyer’s North End Grill, a French-American fine-dining spot, will shutter at the end of the year. Both are in New York City.
Chang’s Momofuku group will try to find jobs within the company for Ma Peche’s 75 employees, the group said in a statement.
North End Grill’s head chef Eric Korsh left the restaurant at the end of 2017 following numerous allegations of sexual harassment against him, as detailed in an Eater investigation. Executive Chef Emily Brekke plans to run the kitchen until North End Grill closes its doors.