After two-and-a-half years, Marché will shutter at the end of the month. Tucked into a courtyard above Cafe Campagne in the former Campagne space, Daisley Gordon's bistro will serve its last plates of pork rillettes and roast chicken next Friday. Gordon broke the news yesterday via Facebook:
I am writing to tell you that Friday February 28, 2014 will be the final day of service for Marché.
We would like to thank all of those who so enthusiastically supported us in our efforts to contribute something meaningful to the wine bar experience in Seattle and the Northwest.
We are very proud of what was accomplished by our wonderful staff, past & present, who worked so hard every day to deliver the Marché experience.
Come by and see us these next two weeks to celebrate Marche.
The chef told Seattle Mag that his decision to close up shop is due to lack of enough diners, plain and simple: "It's just what happens in the restaurant industry," he said, "and it's just based on how busy it was…You take a swing, you give it your best shot and then you've got to just keep moving forward. I love doing this— all of it— and you make a decision and you move ahead and you get excited about all the prospects. And I feel like, as corny as it sounds, the future is bright."
Gordon will continue to run Cafe Campagne, where he's worked for nearly two decades.
· Marche Seattle [Official Page]
· Pike Place Market's Marché Has Given Two Weeks Notice [Seattle Mag]
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