The restaurant in Eagle Village Shoppes in Wayne that was Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas, georges' and most recently Peppercorn will be empty after business Sunday, Nov. 2.

Staff was told of the closing on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The closing was noted Wednesday by on social media.

Restaurateur Marty Grims, whose holdings include the Moshulu, two White Dog Cafes and the Du Jour market/cafes (plus the Plantation, Daddy O and The Inlet at the shore), told me that he would take over the location once the liquor license is transferred.

During that waiting period - which could be 90 days - he said he would develop a new concept for the restaurant space.

"This is the back yard of the Main Line," Grims said.

Peppercorn opened about a year ago by Herb and Karen Lotman, who were investors in Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas and georges' with Georges Perrier.

The restaurant was a pet project of Herb Lotman, the self-made entrepreneur who founded Keystone Foods and helped McDonald's develop the Chicken McNugget.

The death of Lotman in May threw the restaurant's future into doubt. That it closed in the fourth quarter - typically a restaurant's busiest time - suggests that the decision was personal for the family rather than for financial reasons.