Deuce Departed

Deuce, the first restaurant to open up in Liberties Walk, shut its doors last night.

Drew Lazor has the whole story over at the Clog and it’s shaping up to be a juicy one.

Laura Vernola, the owner, in a particularly classy move, is admonishing her defenders (and there are many over on the angry-on-the-inside NoLibs message board) to take it easy on Liberties Walk developer Bart Blatstein. While it’s easy to hate Blatstein on the basis of his hideous aesthetic sense alone, Deuce has been through at least three good chefs (Scott Schroeder, Greg Ling, Todd Lean) in two-and-a-half years. Staff turnover is usually a sign that something is awry – something that has nothing to do with the landlord.