Tuesday’s post about Acappella restaurant leaving the corner of Chambers and Hudson, where it had been for 23 years, included three possible locations that would qualify as “two blocks away,” where the restaurant was said to be moving: the current Bouley space, the former TD Bank, and the former Il Giglio. But none of them were right. The word is that Acappella is taking the ground floor and basement at 75 Murray, where the basement had previously been home to Caviarteria and, before that, the Silver Lining jazz club. In February, the building’s owner, George Aprile, asked Community Board 1 for a liquor license to open a piano bar (serving minimal food) in the basement; whether that’s part of the new plan remains unclear. There’s no sign of a buildout yet, so if this actually happens, it may not be for a while.
Also of note: Acappella’s rent at 1 Hudson had reportedly been $32,000 per month; now the owner is said to be asking $68,000. (Pictured below: Acappella’s sister restaurant in Edgewater, N.J.)