At the Jean Louis Palladin Foundation dinner at Andre’s Sunday night, it was formally announced (by Rochat himself) that upon the re-opening of Andre’s at the Monte Carlo that Andre’s Downtown would officially be closing. Andre stated that after years of serving guests 24/7 it was finally time for him to “go fishing”…

ELV has also been informed that Joseph Keller’s Bistro Zinc  at Lake Las Vegas has closed, and that Louis Osteen has thrown in the towel and closed Louis’ at Town Square.

ELV fears this is the start of some major downsizing in our restaurant industry….and therefore shall refrain from sniping sarcastiscally, snarkily or sardonically, or shoveling the satirical sagaciousness for which he is known.