A message posted on Bon Vivant's website announced the closure: "After 6 wonderful years in Palo Alto, Bon Vivant Dining is now closed. We have exciting plans for the future, and hope to see many of our customers join us in our new ventures to come."
The restaurant did not return a request for comment.
Windows of the Bryant Street space have been covered with bright yellow signs advertising Tuts Bakery & Cafe. Online job listings describe Tuts as an "up and coming new bakery and cafe" opening locations in Palo Alto and San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood.
A new bakery is opening at 535 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
Koray Altinsoy, a partner with Tuts Bakery, has a background in retail and media, but recently moved to Palo Alto from Boston and decided to invest in the bakery and cafe business, he said Wednesday.
Tuts will serve fresh pastries, bread made in house and "high-quality" coffee, Altinsoy said.
They hope to be open in Palo Alto by the end of June and in San Francisco in September. More locations across California and the country are on the way as well, "but we will never lose the spirit of a local bakery," Altinsoy said. "That's our aim."