After 31 years running her downtown eatery, a la lucie chef Lucie Slone Meyers is ready for a new restaurant challenge. She is closing her eclectic French place at 159 North Limestone on Nov. 30 and plans to open a new restaurant: Lucie at the Red Light.
The move was prompted by the sale of her restaurant's building and the building behind it that she uses as auxiliary space, Meyers said. Now she will move into a building she owns.
"At first I was reluctant, but now I'm excited," Meyers said.
She plans a Kickstarter campaign next month to raise at least $43,000 for the new restaurant at 780 North Limestone, but it will take much more than that to get it off the ground.
"Lucie's Red Light will serve food that comes in bowls and on boards; small plates, too, in an eclectically styled restaurant and mermaid-themed bar with plenty of open-air dining," according to her Facebook post.
In the meantime, she's welcoming her many regulars for farewell meals, and she's looking for storage while she works on the new building.
"It will be six months before we open," Meyers said.
And because she has nowhere to store her wine cellar, "in November, there will be great deals on wines," she said.