Owners to close Belle Vie European Bistro in Midlothian, open new spot in the Fan

Posted at 7:45 AM, May 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-19 07:45:39-04

RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense) –  A French and Belgian restaurant is closing up shop on the Southside, but its owners won’t be retiring anytime soon.

Belle Vie European Bistro at 1244 Alverser Plaza served its last meal May 17. Owners Yves and Karine Danis and Stephanie and Xavier Meers opened the restaurant in 2009 and said the closure was related to its lease.

“We were negotiating with the landlord and the terms were not favorable, so we decided to close,” Yves Danis said.

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