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A 'French Spirit' Will Remain at Former Chez Henri Space

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The former Chez Henri space in Cambridge will become a new restaurant that is "French in spirit," reports's Restaurant Hub blog, and Susan Regis (former UpStairs on the Square chef) and Rene Becker (owner of Hi-Rise Bread Company) are behind it. Regis explains to that they both live nearby and have always loved Chez Henri, which closed in November after nearly two decades but hosted a pop-up at Mariposa Bakery last month.

UpStairs on the Square also closed at the end of 2013; co-owner Deborah Hughes intends to open a smaller place at some point, co-owner Mary-Catherine Deibel took a development and publicity job at Longy School of Music of Bard, and executive sous chef Carey Dobies landed at the recently-opened Savvor Restaurant & Lounge in the Leather District. Meanwhile, a restaurant that might be called Parsnip could open in the UpStairs space, featuring a French-trained chef from the UK.

Hi-Rise Bread Company operates two shops — one just outside Porter Square on Massachusetts Avenue and one in Cambridge's Observatory Hill neighborhood.
· Susan Regis and Rene Becker will open a restaurant in the old Chez Henri space []
· All coverage of Chez Henri on Eater [~EBOS~]

UpStairs on the Square

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