Back in March, customers across the WeHo spectrum started hearing that the kitschy (some might alternatively describe the decor as Mid-Century Romantic Fantasy) French Market Place on Santa Monica Boulevard would be closing up for good. All of the shop tenants inside were told to vacate by March 31, and the restaurant on site — called French Quarter — was left in a state of limbo, serving New Orleans-inspired fare to confused customers in a cavernous setting.
Now WEHOville is saying that even the restaurant is out, officially. There have long been plans for an overhaul of the site where French Market Place sits, so the move is not exactly unexpected. It is, however, comparatively sudden — French Quarter will cease to exist as of this coming Sunday afternoon.
What’s to become of the property, then? Hard to say. The owner of the land and building, one Michael Faze, spoke out to say that, well, he doesn’t know what the heck he’s going to do. In fact, he might just sell it off, after pushing out every single tenant.
Other options call for an "enhanced" restaurant following a rehab period for the building. Ultimately, even the owners don’t seem to know.