Fabrice Vergez and Cindy Brown, the owners of French American Brasserie announced via Facebook on Sunday that they've closed their downtown location. F.A.B.'s history began in 1994 as the celebrated Brasserie Le Coze at Lenox mall, but was closed and moved downtown as French American Brasserie in 2006-2007 (due to the Neiman Marcus expansion). As we previously reported, F.A.B. is planning its return to Buckhead with a new restaurant, F and B Atlanta, scheduled to open at the Ritz Carlton Residences in 2012. The Facebook announcement cited the new space as part of the decision to close downtown:
"We want all of our loyal fans and patrons to be the first to know that as of last night, we have closed our doors downtown. Thank you to our incredible staff and all of those who have supported us over the years. With the current economic climate, we felt it best to focus all of our attention and efforts on the new location. We are very excited to return to Buckhead and look forward to a new beginning in the Ritz Carlton Residences in the Spring of 2012."
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