David Laris announces the closure of his Purple Onion restaurant.

Another one bites the dust. David Laris has just announced that the Purple Onion will close on January 15. Apparently it's all due to the lease, and the Onion will reopen in a larger space later in the year.

According to Laris, "When I first created The Purple Onion concept in 2010, we knew that we had something very special. The menu, the experience, and the brand developed a very loyal following right from the start. We are all very proud of how it grew and evolved and also how Shanghai received it. While it's unfortunate that we cannot continue the concept within this particular space, we believe very much in the strength of this brand, and we fully intend to re-open The Purple Onion when we find the right next location."

The new venue will be announced as soon as a space has been secured.