Founder of New York's Le Cirque restaurant Sirio Maccioni has passed away at the age of 88.
According to Wine Spectator, Maccioni was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the effects of a stroke.
Le Cirque History
Maccioni opened Le Cirque on New York's East 65th Street in 1974, and the venue become a popular dining spot for celebrities. Since 1974, Le Cirque has shut down and reopened several times, becoming Le Cirque 2000 at the Palace Hotel in 1997 and subsequently opening in the Bloomberg building on East 58th Street in 2006. That version of the venue closed in 2017.
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Branches of Le Cirque were also opened in Las Vegas and New Delhi, and run by Maccioni's three sons, who plan on bringing the original Le Cirque back to New York in the near future, as reported by thedrinksbusiness.com.
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