Managing Partner Sherry Villanueva and Acme Hospitality announce today changes for Les Marchands Restaurant and Wine Shop in the Funk Zone.

After six years, Les Marchands is saying “adieu” and closing its doors. Sherry Villanueva commends the team stating, “I’m extremely proud of the numerous accomplishments made by the team at Les Marchands over the years, including being recognized as one of the most outstanding wine bars in the country.” Les Marchands was applauded both locally and nationally for its extensive wine list, outstanding cuisine and knowledgeable staff. Chef Weston Richards and Sous Chef Collin Wade will remain with the company and all other Les Marchands’ employees will be given the opportunity to pursue other positions within the Acme family.

In celebration, Les Marchands will host a series of events throughout the next month replaying many guests’ favorites from the past six years – winemaker events, special menus and appearances from old friends that have made contributions to the Les Marchands’ legacy are part of the celebratory programming. An encore performance of the Les Marchands’ Follies Drag Brunch will take place on Sunday, August 25 and on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Les Marchands will host the White Party Dinner Show featuring the talented Tina Schlieske (reservations for both events are highly recommended and are available at the restaurant or on Nightout.com).

Les Marchands will have abbreviated hours for the next few weeks and more details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

A new concept for the space will be revealed in the upcoming weeks and is slated for an October debut.

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  1. Richard Heilman says:

    Quite interesting that Les Marchands is closing and I wish Villanueva would have give an actual reason why and what the “new concept” is going to be. While it was expensive, it still seemed to have a pretty good crowd most of the times I visited so i suspect it was turning healthy profit. However, I personally know some of the employees who worked there in the past and it was mentioned to me that it was a tough place to offer food service due to the building layout.

  2. VT says:

    It’s closing because it offered over priced mediocre wine.

    • Richard Heilman says:

      I agree with the overpriced part, but they actually had a lot of interesting quality wines, most of which were imports.

  3. Felix B says:

    Where’s Weston Richard going? He won an Independent Foodie award and had a following from his Spare Parts days. I hope he stays in SB where we can easily enjoy his talents.