The sad news spread quickly yesterday: After 34 years, Robert Tournier is retiring, and closing Le Central, "the affordable French restaurant" he opened at Eighth and Lincoln back in 1980 and has been running ever since. Says Joseph:
The neighborhood is losing a gem. Really sad to see this go.
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I agree. Denver, not just the neighborhood. I always felt a bit of France when I was inside Le Central. Robert created something wonderful for over three decades.
What are your memories of Le Central? Will you go again before it closes on September 13? (Fair warning: In his farewell letter to regulars, Tournier said he might shutter the restaurant even earlier.)