Man, I'm out of the loop. I didn't know anything about this, and haven't seen any mention on Chowhound. It doesn't totally surprise me, though there are other spots I would have been less surprised about.
I had heard the new chef's cooking was great and was hoping to try it. Oh well. Will have to see where she goes next. In this link she mentions it came as a shot to everyone (except of course for Larson, who closed it.)