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chompchomp | Nov 21, 201412:52 PM     2

Just got the email blast from the Franny's crew. Total bummer -- we only went once but thought it was really great. Text of email:

"Ever since opening little more than a year ago, Marco's has been a labor of love. Our vision was to create a trattoria version of franny's - simple and rustic Italian food, the best ingredients from local farms and served in a beautiful and welcoming dining room. Unfortunately, as amazing as the food is and as warm and skilled our service, the business simply hasn't been profitable enough to keep the doors open. So on Saturday December 13, our team will cook and serve our last meal here.

We are eternally grateful to our outstanding team, led by Chef Danny Amend and GM Martin Gobbée. We will always be incredibly proud of our collective work at Marco's. We are also immensely appreciative of our guests who have dined with us and made memories here. It has truly been a pleasure cooking for you and serving you. While this is not the end we hoped for, we will use this moment as an opportunity to learn, grow and strengthen our company.

Marco’s has enjoyed a magnificent run, and over this next month, our hope is that the restaurant is filled with celebration and love for all that it represents, and brimming over with guests savoring their last great meals at this special place. Thank you for your support, and we hope you will join us soon to bid Marco's farewell.

With sincere gratitude,

Francine Stephens, Andrew Feinberg and the Marco's Team

PS. As for the space at Marco's, we are considering a few possibilities and will be sure to keep our guests posted on any news. And of course, franny's and Bklyn Larder remain open and continue to thrive in our beloved neighborhood of Park Slope."

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