In the News: Smith & Mills Expansion

••• “We’re continuing to develop the Smith & Mills concept,” restaurateur Matt Abramcyk told the Village Voice. “We’re making it a little bigger. We’re building it out to be an oyster bar. We have a full seating restaurant overlooking the water with an oyster bar. We’re very excited about the casual part of that business. There is no seafood-type brasserie in Tribeca, and there are not that many restaurants that are seafood and have a view of the water. We’ll have that, and we’ll design something very beautiful and very different as a result.” Weird, he told me that the Ivy’s Bistro takeover would result in an unrelated restaurant, Maritime, although the plans submitted to CB1 did say Smith & Mills. Anyway, he’s shooting to open in spring of 2013.

••• “It took 60 firefighters more than an hour to put out a blaze in a shared shaft behind 391 Broadway in Tribeca on Wednesday. ” —Tribeca Trib

••• “City officials are exploring the idea of accepting MetroCards to pay for East River Ferry rides.” —DNAinfo

••• Hudson + Broad, the merchandising company (and event space) at Hudson + Vestry, is suing J.C. Penney. —Racked

••• Actor Michael Imperioli sold 138 W. Broadway for $4.95 million. —Curbed

••• “The widow of deconstructionist artist Arman has slapped an art magazine with a lawsuit charging its staff destroyed a 2,630-year-old African sculpture during a photo shoot in her Tribeca home.” —New York Daily News


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