Famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Market restaurant closes in Boston

Boston, MA 10/22/09 Tables are set in Market, the hotel's restaurant. W Boston, the new hotel at 100 Stuart Street, will open October 29, 2009. It is photographed on Thursday, October 22, 2009. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff); Reporter: Katie Johnston; Section: Business; Slug: 25whotel Library Tag 10252009 Money & Careers Library Tag 03292011 Business
Market was located in the W Boston Hotel.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff/File

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Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten owns 11 restaurants in New York City, two in Las Vegas, a pair in Shanghai, another in Paris, and has a hand in more than a dozen other popular dining establishments in the glittering capitals of the world.

But the famous chef and restaurateur has turned out the lights at his only Boston establishment. Market, Vongerichten’s highly rated farm to table restaurant in the W Boston Hotel, closed in late December.

“It proved to be a challenging operating environment,” said Max Buccini, a spokesman for Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group of New York, which owns the restaurant and collaborated with Vongerichten. “Due to the rising costs of labor in the hotel landscape in Boston, it became increasingly difficult to operate.”

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