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Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch
Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch

Finally, an opening date for Walter Manzke's République, the French restaurant going into the iconic Campanile space. It will start serving the general public Nov. 25. But there will be a soft-opening period for a few lucky diners before that -- much to Manzke's surprise. Things had been quiet on the République front until this morning, when the restaurant revealed that an Open Table glitch over the weekend had allowed potential diners to make a reservation for this coming weekend.  That's well before the highly praised chef -- formerly at Patina, Bastide and Church and State -- had intended to start serving. The news hit the blogosphere and things...

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