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The BLT empire may expand way downtown. The restaurant group is in talks to take on a space in the Financial District, though nothing is committed to paper just yet. The location: the W hotel and residences, a long-delayed condo and hotel project.
San Francisco import Nate Appleman, fresh off his stint at SPQR and A16, will helm Keith McNally's (Pastis) upcoming pizza project. Pulino, on the Bowery, is set to open by year's end. Pastis, 9 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10014, 212-929-4844.
Meanwhile, Ed Brown (of Eighty One) is updating the Center Cut space with a soup restaurant called Ed's Chowder House, serving soups and seafood. Center Cut will close on August 22nd and Ed's will become operational in mid-September. Ed's Chowder House, The Empire Hotel, 44 W. 63rd St., New York, NY 10023, 212-956-1288.
The Momofuku empire moves north of 14th street this fall, when David Chang will take over the space in the Chambers hotel, last occupied by Town. And, according to Chang, the restaurant will even feature chairs with backs on them. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-475-7899.
New York City's Restaurant Week has been extended through Labor Day for participating restaurants.
After Smith's closed, the plan was to turn it into a Mermaid Inn. Now word comes down that is almost accurate: as it will become the Mermaid Oyster Bar when it returns, complete with 16 types of bivalves as well as ceviche and soups.
The West Village space last occupied by Bar Q is slated to become a seafood restaurant. The owner of Johnny Utah's is behind the project. No word on a name or a full concept just yet, as it's slated to open later in the fall.
Grand Central's Oyster Bar & Restaurant nearly lost their liquor license for a day last week after failing to fill out the proper paperwork to have it renewed. It was so close that some staff at the restaurant were warning diners there would be no liquor that night, but at the last minute, they got a renewal. Phew! Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Grand Central Terminal, Lower level, 42nd St., New York, NY 10017, 212-490-6650.
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