DKNY Times

KENMARE CLOSES

October 19, 2011

The ghost of Beatrice has once again been banished to the underworld it seems: "Zagat relays the fairly unsurprising news...

The ghost of Beatrice has once again been banished to the underworld it seems: "Zagat relays the fairly unsurprising news that Kenmare, the downtown restaurant opened by Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan in the spring of 2010, is now shuttered for good,” reported Eater.com. "They launched with Joey Campanaro on board as chef and a serious amount of buzz about that basement cave, but the restaurant lost their big gun chef after a year, went through a string of replacements, and eventually waned in popularity.” Those nails in the coffin, plus "the universal drubbing from the city’s restaurant critics probably didn’t help things.” However, it isn’t all grim: "The team hopes to keep the lower level club space open for now and a new concept should launch in the dining area soon.” Hm. Maybe Sevigny should just keep his night job?

Clubby Kenmare Closes after 19 months via Eater.com