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Rover's -- scheduled to close in April -- has been a great adventure, Thierry Rautureau said Monday morning, shortly before a merci e-mail went out to his mailing list. But the restaurant's lease was up. Rather than extend it another 10 years -- being the Curious George that I am -- he wanted to try something different. He's ironing out details of a new project, in addition to working on Luc and the Kitchen Circus show, plus the occasional gig on national TV. And a radio show with fellow star Tom Douglas. And fund-raising for his charity of choice, Food Lifeline.

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