In the News: 9/11 Museum Tones Down Its Café Plans

••• Danny Meyer’s “9/11 Memorial & Museum cafe opening this month has wisely dropped booze and gourmet food for [pastries] and coffee. […] A museum spokesman declined to give a reason for the recent decision to serve only pastries, coffee and tea, at least for now. He said the eatery—no longer to be called the Pavilion Cafe, but simply The Cafe—will open with about half of the 80 seats originally planned, although the rest would eventually be added.” —New York Post

••• Well + Good discovered that Bikram Yoga NYC is opening on Duane. Also: “The build-out of the 3,000-square-foot space […] will likely take about five months, and […] expects to open at the end of the year or in early 2015.”

••• A New York Times review of Handy Liquor Bar, at Broome and Sullivan, includes this: “In the early evening, nearby residents and office workers unbutton over martinis in the cushy booths or beers at the bar. Later, young SoHo rakes in fashion sweats, cheetah-print oxfords and vintage polos share space with well-preserved members of the affluent retirement community known as Tribeca.” Which would be funny if it were true?

••• “Chef Ryan Tate, who recently shuttered his Michelin-starred Tribeca restaurant, Le Restaurant, is taking over the kitchen at Blenheim” in the West Village. —Eater

••• Community Board 1 thinks that “The 9/11 Memorial Plaza should be open around the clock […] so that both locals and visitors can reach the subway station more quickly quietly reflect in the space.” —DNAinfo

••• “Westfield World Trade Center […] just announced its most fashion-forward future tenant yet: the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.” There will be a pop-up shop. The Racked post also says that Kiehl’s beauty products and Aritzia womenswear have signed on for the mall.

••• Renderings of the penthouses at 443 Greenwich. —Curbed

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