The building at 114 S. 12th St. in Washington Square West, which has been a series of restaurants both memorable and forgettable (Odeon, Bistro Bix, Les Bons Temps) and a dance club called TPDS, is to get new life in the spring.
Name: Cafe Maurice.
Chef: David Cunningham, whose been around the block a few times (Yardley Inn and Old Original Bookbinder's around here, Petrossian and Lenox Room in NYC).
Owner: Edward Bianchini, a Mount Airy native who moved to France 25 years ago and opened Les Muscadins, a restraurant/hotel in the south of France. He operated it for 18 years, and believes he is the only American to get a Michelin star. From the mid-1990s, he also was a partner for 10 years at the Lenox Room.