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Cochon contracts

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  Cochon (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com) has been a runaway hit since chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski opened the Warehouse District showplace for upscale Cajun food. However, their expansion to Lafayette in 2011 with a second Cochon didn't work out.

  A spokeswoman for Link Restaurant Group confirmed the Lafayette restaurant would close Feb. 10 and issued a statement explaining that the company "was re-focusing its development efforts in the New Orleans market."

  Link has a new restaurant called Peche Seafood Grill in the works at 800 Magazine St. in the Warehouse District. Chef Ryan Prewitt will focus on seafood cooked over an open wood fire, as inspired by the cuisines of Spain and South America.

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