ANDERSONVILLE — Brasserie 54, a French restaurant in Andersonville, and L'etage, a wine and cocktail bar above it, both closed this week to make way for a new cocktail and wine bar set to open in September.
The two shuttered businesses were owned by LM Restaurant Group, which announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that Brasserie 54 and L'etage were closed, and that a bar "with high emphasis on craft cocktails and wines," named Brixton would fill both spaces.
Eater Chicago first reported the switcheroo at 5420 N. Clark St., which comes less than a year after the previous restaurant there, Premise, closed in August 2012 with only four months under its belt.
Brasserie's owners, husband-wife duo Nicole and Stephan Outrequin Quaisser, will transition to a partnership with the Tim Casey and Ted Webler — co-owners of University Village pub The Drum and Monkey, according to the LM Facebook page.
The Outrequin Quaissers thanked the Andersonville community "for allowing us to be part of their lives and for the time they've spent at Brasserie 54 and L’etage."
"We are very excited about this new concept. We feel it is the perfect fit for that location and space," the couple said in the post.
The Outrequin Quaissers own several other French restaurants citywide.