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When Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled its major "reinvention" plans last month — including moving its beauty counters to the second floor and adding a John Barrett salon — the department store was mum on its restaurant partner that would replace Café SFA up on the ninth floor. But today, that partner was revealed to be L'Avenue, one of Paris's hottest restaurants. We're guessing its name had nothing to do with the decision, but it's a nice fit regardless.
"Bringing Parisian legend L'Avenue to our flagship furthers our mission to make Saks the hero again," Saks president Marc Metrick said in a statement. "As we reimagine and redevelop our renowned New York City flagship, we are returning to our heritage of giving our customer unparalleled experiences that place Saks at the intersection of fashion and culture."
We've got a while until we see it though — WWD reports that it won't open until 2018, well after many of the store's other transformations have already taken place. L'Avenue will serve both lunch and dinner, with the latter's service extending past the store's shopping hours.