"Best $2k I Ever Spent!" Merkato/Bijoux Not Going Anywhere...

by Rachelle Hruska · February 27, 2009

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Word from DBTH has been all about the end of one of our favorite best $2k spots, Merkato 55. According to "sources", Megu has been negotiating a move to take over the space, home of those infamous brunch gatherings. I went straight to the horse's mouth, and asked Daniel and Derek Koch, the masterminds behind the brunch to get the scoop:

"The Megu plan was an idea about a month ago but not anymore. I believe they met with Hiro and his team but the negotiations went south, end of story. The brunch is here to stay and Bijoux isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I agree, times are tough but the Merkato/Bijoux families are strong operators and it's going to take a lot more than a few bad months to get them to go. However, be on the look out for a new concept (food/design) at Merkato very soon. "

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