Seen & Heard: Another Lindsay Lohan Sighting

••• I imagine this sounds like I’m making stuff up just to get traffic, and I honestly don’t post every rumor I hear (although sometimes I’d like to) but I’ve now heard from someone else who saw Lindsay Lohan giving advice at 39 N. Moore. What’s more, the word is that the plans are for a “high-end Mexican restaurant.” Lohan may not be officially involved, but she has allegedly been there twice. (Also, does anyone else think there will come a day when people decide she’s totally badass?) I do hope that whoever is behind these plans either goes to tonight’s meeting of the Community Board 1 Tribeca Committee or reads my unofficial minutes, because there’s no way that space will get approval for a DJ or late closing hours, and they’d spare us a lot of hassle if they knew that going in (whenever they decide to go before CB1, since they postponed their application for at least a month). UPDATE 2/11: Representatives for the owner of the space contacted me to set the record straight. They said that a high-end Mexican restaurant is indeed interested in the space, but no deal is done yet. If it works out, they will be applying for a liquor license, but they won’t have a DJ booth and they won’t be asking for a 4 a.m. closing. And they said the restaurateurs have absolutely no contact with Lindsay Lohan: “They don’t even know her.” (I suggested that if someone who even looks like Lindsay is hanging out and giving advice, they might do well to keep her away for a while.)

••• Citibank—or Bouleybank, as one reader called it—has opened at W. Broadway and Duane.

••• Nothing like reading Cynthia Carr’s excellent David Wojnarowicz biography, Fire in the Belly, to make you realize how much downtown has changed. Nice to see Tribeca’s Hal Bromm in it, though!

••• The New York Kids Club coming to 88 Leonard is looking at an April opening.

••• If you were holding out hope that Vestry Wines would move back to its old space, sorry. (Thanks to the reader who sent the photo in.) Does this mean it’ll be known as Hubert Wines?

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