"The development of the neighborhood makes it impossible to succeed—it kills the goose that laid the golden egg."Meatpacking District institution Florent faces a huge rent increase, and possible eviction; the overheated real estate market in the district it helped put on the map is driving it out of business.
The New York Observer: Will Meatpacking Pioneer Have To Pack It In?
In this comment thread, I had a premonition of this in February 06: "Florent, one of my favorite places in the world, is still hanging on. I think Florent owns the building they're in; I fervently hope so, because otherwise rising rents will inevitably drive them out."