“It has been a true pleasure and honor to be able to cook for and serve our community for all these years,” the restaurant posted to Instagram on Saturday, noting that its last day of service will be Sunday, August 20.
Franny’s was launched by Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg fourteen years ago at 295 Flatbush Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue & Prospect Place) and moved to a larger space located at 348 Flatbush (by Sterling Place) in April 2013. Their original spot is now Rose’s, which serves cocktails and bar fare.
The Instagram message also mentions that Joe Campanale, the restauranteurs’ “longtime friend and fan” will debut “a new restaurant in this very special space.” Campanale, a former sommelier, opened the restaurant Dell’anima in the West Village when he was 23-years-old, and went on to launch L’Artusi and the wine bar Anfora, according to Forbes.
Fans will be happy to hear that Franny’s “will continue in some way in the future,” according to their message. “We will be sure to keep you posted of news of our next chapter.”