“The owners of the units were posing too many restrictions and it just wasn’t feasible,” said Tom Galis, owner of the Greek, explaining why he was dropping his plan for an all-day restaurant in the Sterling Mason condominium at Greenwich and Laight. But he has found an alternative location: the former Canali Club gym space inside Truffles Tribeca, at the southwest corner of Washington and Watts. David sent over the posting at the site:
The restaurant will presumably be along the same lines as the kiboshed one: a café during the day and more of a restaurant at night, serving from breakfast through to dinner. (“The Greek is a full-service, upscale restaurant,” Galis told Community Board 1. “This is more of a casual experience. Less rustic chic, more country casual. More Mediterranean than Aegean.”) Whether the nearby residents will object remains an open question, although Galis appears to have learned one lesson from the previous experience—the proposed closing hours are earlier, 1 a.m. on weeknights and 2 a.m. on weekends. We’ll learn more at the CB1 Tribeca Committee meeting on December 14. UPDATE: Just heard from Galis that the restaurant will also have a Greek retail bakery.