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Martinique Bistro Shutters For Good, Space Will House New Concept Avo This Spring

The Uptown French gem closes for good today, and will become Avo this spring.

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According to a press release, longtime Uptown gem/courtyard fave Martinique Bistro is shuttering today, January 5, after twenty years in business.  Owners Cristiano Raffignone and Kelly Barker, who also operate Dick & Jenny's and Cristiano's in Houma, have already leased the space to an undisclosed chef and a new concept will reportedly be going in this spring, after a renovation.  Raffignone hopes to 'assist staff' through the shutter, but no word on chef Eric LaBouchere's plans.

UPDATE 10:35 a.m.Chris Waddington now reports that the new restaurant concept will be Avo, specializing in Italian-inspired Southern cuisine from Gautreau's chef Nick Lama, expected to open in March.

Also, if you have an unused Martinique gift card, contact Dick & Jenny's at (504) 894-9880 for info.

Martinique Bistro

5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 891-8495 Visit Website

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