Marco’s trattoria, the year-old sister restaurant of Franny’s pizzeria, will close its doors on December 14, serving its final meal on December 13, owners Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg have announced.
Despite effusive reviews as recently as early November and the success of Franny’s and Bklyn Larder behind it, Marco’s struggled to stay profitable in the year since it opened. In the next few weeks, Marco’s will say goodbye with a month “filled with celebration and love for all that it represents.”
In a written statement, Marco’s owners bid farewell and invited guests in to see the restaurant off properly.
“We are eternally grateful to our outstanding team, led by Chef Danny Amend and GM Martin Gobbee. We will always be incredibly proud of our collective work at Marco's. We are also immensely appreciative of our guests who have dined with us and made memories here. It has truly been a pleasure cooking for you. While this is not the end we hoped for, we will use this moment as an opportunity to learn, grow and strengthen our company.
"As for the space at Marco's, we are considering a few possibilities and will be sure to keep our guests posted on any news. And of course, franny's and Bklyn Larder remain open and continue to thrive in our beloved neighborhood of Park Slope."
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.