Wow. They're making a movie about Florent, the diner in the meatpacking district that closed down a couple years ago. My old office was right near this place and we'd go there for lunch at least once a week. It always had delicious food and a unique atmosphere.
I've heard a couple reasons, including that the rent was increased dramatically when their lease expired. After Florent left, it reopened with a new name (R&L) but the same menu and staff, but that didn't last long.