In the News: Cafeteria Spinoff Coming to Cosmopolitan Hotel

maryanns by tribeca citizen••• Chelsea’s Cafeteria restaurant is what’s coming to the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s yet-to-be-built annex: “The new 5,400-square-foot eatery will have 42 tables and take up two floors [….] Community Board 1 has fielded some concerns from residents worried the hot spot will be open around the clock like its Chelsea counterpart. However, the Downtown Cafeteria is asking for a 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. liquor license, and will shut down both food and bar service at 2 a.m., according to its application.” I hope the entrance is on W. Broadway, or the neighbors on Reade are going to be itching for a fight. Actually, they probably will be anyway.—DNAinfo

••• Seaport news: “Bridge Café & Paris Café Slated to Reopen in May or June.” —Eater

••• “Ancient floor plan drives 43 Murray Street loft down to $864/ft.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Jefferies Group Chief Executive Officer Richard Handler said he sued to stop construction of a roof deck across the street from his Tribeca apartment on behalf of his neighbors, according to an e-mail to employees. […] Handler told employees he wrote the e-mail to apologize for ‘recent distractions in the media concerning me,’ including stories that portrayed him as a ‘tone-deaf one-percenter.'” —Bloomberg

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  1. The license application for Cafeteria is interesting in view of the fact that there is, in fact no building there, the DoB has a stop work order on the site and there are a lot of other questions about the place – a 30 ton A/C unit??? the building next door is leaning and in danger of collapse, sounds like it could be a real hot spot. Can a construction site have a liquor license? Maybe the building should come first or would that be an old-fashioned concept. Anyway, Reade Street is becoming perhaps a bit too popular for these trendy bars, there are, surprise, surprise people who try to live on the street.

  2. Isn’t Cafeteria so 1999?

  3. Tribeca has become a magnet for restauranteers who want to move downtown, but they they never seem to be able to get the tribeca vibe right. Sarabeth’s, which is a wonderful neighborhood eatery, is busy for the week-end brunch crowd, but it never took hold as a neighborhood eatery the way the UWS store has.