In Wake Of Williamsburg Chef’s Suicide, Restaurants Refuse To Close
After the recent death of Colin Devlin, a culinary pioneer and the man who jump-started the Brooklyn culinary scene, hundreds of diners wondered what would happen to his Williamsburg restaurants (Dumont, Dumont Burger, and the Dressler). His team put out a statement this morning, assuring their diners they would continue to keep their doors open.
“Devlin Metro Group, DuMont, and DuMont Burger would like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of support and love that the community has offered in the wake of Colin Devlin’s passing,” it read, according to Eater NY. “Thank you so much for your continued encouragement and patronage. We look forward to serving you in the future.”
Patrons were worried that the financial issues that allegedly drove Devlin to his suicide may have impacted the restaurants, but a representative told Eater that they had no plans to close.