Fraiche restaurant, located at 312 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, closed its doors Sunday ending the brand’s Los Angeles presence, management confirmed to The Mirror in an email.
“I can confirm Fraiche SM is closed,” the email read. “Check back with me a in a January and I should have some info on new ownership.”
According to online booking reservation site Opentable.com, reservations are being accepted for Jan. 2 onwards, but no word on whether it will reopen under the same name or if a completely different concept will be unveiled.
Fraiche first launched in Culver City in 2006 and with rave reviews, Fraiche partners Thierry Perez and Jason Travi opened the Santa Monica location in 2008.
Perez left the Fraiche restaurant group in early 2009 to start his own Culver City restaurant; Travi departed the brand towards the end of 2009 to also start his own restaurant, according to blog EaterLA.
With both restaurants in new hands, it was a short lived venture. The Culver City location at 9411 Culver City Boulevard closed earlier this year on June 23 and the Santa Monica location went on sale in early 2011.
After spending almost two years on the market, EaterLA says new owners were supposed to take over the Santa Monica location January 1, but they decided to step in sooner and close the doors on the French/Italian hybrid.
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