Seen & Heard: Japanese Steakhouse Opening Here?

••• The Battery Conservancy honored Hermès at its recent benefit, so the company created a special scarf. An unspecified percentage of proceeds from the sale of the $395 scarf go to the Conservancy.

••• An intriguing comment from Joe: “A foodie friend tells me that the best steakhouse in Japan is likely to open a place in the neighborhood soon. Perhaps in old Dylan Prime or Nobu spaces?” Daruma-Ya might also be a possibility. UPDATE: Becky reminded us in a comment that the Japanese steakhouse had been interested in the space a while ago: “They negotiated for nine months before the deal fell through—now the bldg is jacking up the monthlies for everyone in the building because they didn’t expect the vacancy. He added the leading contender for the main Nobu space is an all women’s boxing gym, which just seems sad.”

••• More reinforcement for the silverblob at 56 Leonard.

••• Cute sign at Saluggi’s.

••• Liberty Park almost made it a year without having to be torn up.

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  1. The restaurant from Japan didn’t work out for the former Nobu space. A friend has an office in the bldg. They negotiated for 9 months before the deal fell through- so now the bldg is jacking up the monthlies for everyone in the building because they didn’t expect the vacancy.
    He added the leading contender for the main Nobu space is an all women’s boxing gym, which just seems sad.

  2. I’m hearing that they are prepping for the sphere to be placed in that section of the planter.

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