Seen & Heard: Tribeca Grand Nightclub

Hudson Street project••• Is it just me, or is a bit more of the Hudson Street sidewalk alongside the Holland Tunnel offramps finally completed and reopened?

••• Signage is up at the Flywheel Sports opening on Greenwich and China Blue, the Chinese restaurant coming to the old Capsouto Frères space.

••• In case you missed it: Alan commented on the Churrascaria Tribeca post that “Robert Collins is the GM of Lure Fishbar and affiliated with Josh Capon re Burger & Barrel.” I called Lure but they said he was out till tomorrow.

••• The Paul’s Baby Grand club at the Tribeca Grand is now open Wednesday through Saturday.

••• 4 World Trade Center’s ribbon-cutting on Wednesday appears to be open to the public, if the posters I’ve seen around are any indication. It’s at 11 a.m. at Greenwich and Liberty, and there’s a concert.

••• Baked has postponed its Community Board 1 beer/wine-license hearing (for its new bakery at 279 Church).

••• I hear that NYC Elite, the kids’ gymnastic facility on Sixth Ave., is circling the former 92YTribeca.

••• I stopped by Cristina Dos Santos today, and she gave me one of her just-in Cristina Dos Santos scented candles. I’m not normally one for scented candles, and I haven’t lit it yet, but I liked what I sniffed. Also: She has a lot of new stuff in for the holidays, including these excellent pillows.

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  1. It’s not just you – there is a little more sidewalk on Hudson. Can’t wait for the whole thing to be open.

  2. Any update on the Dylan Prime space?

  3. @Katie: Last time I spoke with Dylan Prime owner John Mautone (in September), he said the restaurant will be reopening (as Dylan Prime) sometime around now.

  4. Can’t believe this is actually happening…China Blue, chinese food instead of the great food and charisma of the freres at Capsouto Freres!

  5. Claudine, Jacques Capsuto has a vineyard in Israel & we can look forward to having Capsuto wine in our future! I know that is no consolation for the food & charisma but maybe the wine will be great! As for the new China Blue, I hope it is not another Mr. Chow type restaurant but it looks like it might be. Waiting for Erik to scout it out for us when it opens!!

  6. The China Blue folks’ other restaurant got two stars from the New York Times, so I’m pretty excited about this one. I don’t expect it to be as glitzy as Mr. Chow, but I do think it’ll be more expensive than some people around here would prefer.