Image of Lucier courtesy UrbanWorks
The former home of one of Portland's most legendary culinary shitshows has a new occupant. An internet trail reveals that the 7,600-square-foot River Drive space once known as Lucier will soon welcome a "cutting edge dining experience" in the form of Quartet, a 240-seat restaurant.
Details are scarce at the moment, but the spot seems to have ties to another restaurant group currently operating in town: According to Quartet's liquor license application, two of the five listed partners — Paul Keeler and Frank Taylor — are the owner and director of operations, respectively, at downtown's Portland Prime steakhouse, which is part of the Keeler Hospitality Group portfolio. No word yet on the design plans for the famously $4 million Lucier location; or whether or not the building has been sold or leased by the Quartet concept (it should also be noted that no chef is currently linked to the project). Eater has reached out to appropriate parties; more as it becomes available.
UPDATE: A representative from UrbanWorks says the lease on the Lucier space is not yet official, but should be "mutually executed by tomorrow or Wednesday."
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