The original Sel de la Terre on State Street will be closing in a matter of months, reports the Herald. Chef and co-owner Frank McClelland, who also owns L'Espalier, says he wasn't looking to sell but was approached with "an offer that I couldn’t refuse." And if mob movies have taught us anything, it's that you don't refuse offers you can't refuse.
After a liquor license transfer the space will begin changing into a new restaurant called City Landing, run by Bill Brodsky, who is the executive chef for restaurants at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on the Cape. Eater has been told that McClelland will still run the remaining Sel de la Terre locations in Back Bay and Natick and is in the process of developing new concepts which may open during the next year, including La Brasa in Somerville.