A scout reports that the Verdesian building in Battery Park City held an event on Thursday in which details were revealed about Goldman Sachs’s retail plans for its building and for the Conrad Hotel (née Embassy Suites).
••• On the Conrad side of the alley, at the north end, there will be a florist, a soup/salad/sandwich place, the Shake Shack, and an Asian restaurant (a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese). Let’s try to keep an open mind about the mixed-Asian restaurant.
••• Coming to the south side of the Conrad building, along with the sole survivor existing Pick A Bagel, is Blue Smoke. The southwest corner of the Conrad, at Vesey and North End (right), will be retail of some kind. There will be sidewalk seating along North End.
••• The fancy Danny Meyer restaurant—concept and name have not been released—will be on the northwest corner of the Conrad (at Murray and North End), including where Embassy Suites’ front desk used to be. Guests staying at the Conrad will check in on the second floor, under the huge Sol LeWitt mural in the atrium.
••• The restaurants will start opening as soon as spring and be completed by fall.
••• The Conrad will have a green roof (with an herb garden for Danny Meyer), as well as a roof lounge that will be operated by the hotel but open to non-guests. The lounge will be small—1,300 square feet, with an occupancy of around 65 people.
••• The cinema marquee will replaced by kiosks—one on Murray, one on Vesey—where you can check showtimes and buy tickets.
Thanks to the scout!