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Why Did Tyler Florence Leave Napa?

The celebrity chef shuttered his Rotisserie & Wine restaurant in December and has now closed his nearby kitchen shop as well. What do you think went wrong? Share your theories in our comments section.

 

Mill Valley celebrity chef Tyler Florence has ended his Napa experiment two years after entering the downtown market with a restaurant and retail shop in the on Main Street.

Florence his restaurant Dec. 26 and now has closed the too, according to manager Jessica Bianco.

The  reports that Florence's departure was a mutual decision made by the Marin-based chef/restaurateur and Riverfront landlord Mike DeSimoni, who told the newspaper he felt Florence hadn't spent enough time at his Napa businesses.

It seems that Florence is dedicating the bulk of his energy to his Mill Valley projects, from the to his . He has also served as a consultant on the .

Share your theories and opinions in our comments section.

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John G July 14, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Considering the very poor experience we had at El Paseo when we held our Wedding supper there I think it's a very good thing if he gives it some more attention.
Mari July 24, 2012 at 03:28 AM
He left because he is smart - and decided to stay closer to home and his businesses here. That's my guess - but really - it is none of my business - it's his!
Eric Levine April 09, 2014 at 02:07 PM
"It seems that Florence is dedicating the bulk of his energy to his Mill Valley projects, from the to his . He has also served as a consultant on the ." Hard-hitting journalism.

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