The owners say they will be back, but in a different form.
“We initially opened KarVér Brasserie in Brooklyn as a test kitchen, and a nascent prototype, for a broader chain concept with plans to open flagship locations in other major markets,” the company said in a statement. “As our focus has continued to evolve, we have temporarily closed our Sheepshead Bay location with plans to re-open a reconsidered concept in 2019 following some internal development.”
The company made no mention of the Livingston Street location. Meanwhile, their website appears to no longer exist.
People in the neighborhood said they noticed a “FOR SALE” sign on the Sheepshead Bay location one or two weeks ago.
KarVér opened last year to some fanfare, including a piece in the New York Times.
At the time the Sheepshead Bay location opened, KarVér’s then-CEO and Culinary Director Lisa Brefere told the Times there were plans to expand into Manhattan and beyond.
Brefere told Bklyner that she left the company in October 2017.
“They were in great shape,” she said Wednesday. “I don’t know what happened.”