News is flying fast today about the Chinatown Brasserie space in NoHo. First, Grub Street reported that it's closing for good tonight. The owners hope to move the concept to a smaller location, so stay tuned for news on that front. In a huge development, chef Andrew Carmellini confirmed with Diner's Journal that he's going to take over the massive space and launch a French Restaurant. Judging by the crowds at The Dutch and Locanda Verda, Carmellini's other two eateries, if this one is anything but a mega hit it will be a huge surprise. Not a lot of details about what to expect yet, but look for an opening near the end of the year.