by Pete Mazzaccaro

Heirloom, the well regarded restaurant Al Paris opened in the Chestnut Hill Plaza, 8705 Germantown Ave., closed last month.

Asked for comment last week, general manager Lauren Harrington declined to make specific comments about what prompted the restaurant to close its doors, referring the Local to a letter the staff had posted on its website:

“It was a decision not easily made, as Heirloom has been the little special place of our company,” the letter reads. “We have cherished the evenings and brunches we have spent providing you with our very best and will miss the intimate setting of Heirloom in making these memories.

“The members of our team, who you have perhaps grown quite familiar with over the past few years, will all be joining us at new opportunities elsewhere in our company. You can find us at Paris Bistro or Green Soul in Chestnut Hill and at our brand new concept at 600 N. Broad Street, named SOUTH.”

Heirloom’s chef, Paul Martin, has moved to SOUTH. Outstanding gift certificates for Heirloom will be honored at any of Paris’ other restaurants.