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After Tornado Damage and COVID-19, East Side Brunch Destination Marché Isn’t Reopening

Sister restaurant Margot will transition to add daytime service

Marche Artisan Foods

The list of COVID-19 (and tornado) related closures continues to grow, as European-style brunch go-to Marche announced via Facebook this week that they won’t be reopening.

Between the double-whammy of natural disaster and pandemic, owner Margot McCormack says without 100 percent occupancy, and with an inability to shift to takeout, they’ll only lose revenue in reopening. McCormack stopped brunch service at Margot in 2018, but says she’ll bring that back alongside morning and lunch service at the new iteration of Margot. So, fans of the go-to brunch destination can look forward to a consolidated menu of the two restaurants soon. McCormack assures the beloved peach ricotta tartines, French toast, and cafe au lait that diners know and love will remain.

Dear friends, after 13 years we are sad to let you know that Marche will not be reopening it’s doors. We want very much...

Posted by Marche Artisan Foods on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Marche first opened in 2006, five years after McCormack’s pioneering Margot Cafe opened in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood. The Nashville Scene reports that while McCormack owns the Margot building, the lease at Marche was set to run out at the end of this year.

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