Of course Lucier was doomed.
In May 2008, at the
height of the Bush recession, a scion of the Old Spaghetti Factory
empire rented prime space on the South Waterfront and spent $4 million
Troubled South Waterfront fine dining spot lasted almost 14 months
Food & Drink
Quartet, the South Waterfront's famously troubled fine dining restaurant, is closed. "We have decided to close the restaurant after a year and two months," owner Frank Taylor told WW. "We've decided as of today." The wildly ambitious, opulently decorated South Waterfront fine-dining restaurant opened in February 2013. The initial ownership included parking magnate Roy Jay, restaurateur Paul ...
LUCEY DEUCEY: Big news for the space that formerly housed the massive high-end restaurant Lucier, which took a spectacular belly flop on the South Waterfront
in 2008. Until recently, it was so well-
Food & Drink
Some activity at the site of Portland's massive failed experiment in high-end fine-dining, Lucier, which until recently was so well preserved it looked like it had been cleared by neutron bomb. Three of Portland's most prominent African-American entrepreneurs—Frank Taylor of Portland Prime, Bernard Foster of The Skanner and parking don Roy Jay—are on the liquor license application for a proposed ...