In the News: Eataly Could Open as Soon as April

315 Broadway••• United American Land bought the beautiful old office building at 315 Broadway for $18 million and is considering converting it. 315 Broadway is among the buildings in the backlog that the Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering for landmarking. —Commercial Observer

••• Eataly says its outpost at 4 World Trade Center might open by April. —DNAinfo

••• Arcade Bakery‘s s’mores Danish is pictured at right. I’ve been wanting to try it, but it’s only available in the afternoon, and I’m more of a s’morning person. —Grub Street

••• Following up on this report, Eater says Tetsu is shooting for a mid-2016 opening.

••• The New York Post has yet another FiDi Rising roundup; this one is focused on the eastern side, including the Seaport. This is the only part that (I think) is news:

Howard Hughes […] has put its plans for a hotel-condo tower on the current site of the Seaport’s New Market Building on hold while it reevaluates their proposal for the location. The original plan, which had at times called for a tower as tall as 50 stories, drew significant opposition from community and preservation groups who vowed to derail it. That may have worked. “There will be no tall tower on the New Market site,” says Caryn Kboudi, HHC’s vice president, corporate communications. “That is not happening.” She declined to say whether the company’s current designs for the Seaport include any residential development.

••• The Wall Street Journal visited the Catskills cabin owned by Peter Buchanan-Smith, founder of Best Made Co. The paper sent a writer and photographer, but only printed one interior, even though the text is all about it. Anyway, there are a couple more shots online.

••• Dean & DeLuca’s new outpost on Wall Street might include a restaurant: “The company hasn’t yet decided whether the restaurant would be casual or full-service, but […] wine, beer and possibly spirits will be part of the mix.” —Wall Street Journal

••• Two thieves took a stationary bike from outside SoulCycle’s FiDi location. Now they just need to steal an instructor and some candles. —DNAinfo

••• “A man tried to stab a CVS employee after grabbing a case of Red Bull, then later spit in an NYPD officer’s face, telling the policeman that he had HIV, the Manhattan DA office said.” —DNAinfo



  1. Love the line from the CB1 board member re: Eataly’s request for an 8:30am liquor license:

    “There’ll be government workers in [4 WTC],” said board member Frances Curtis. “I don’t think alcohol available at 8 a.m. is necessarily the best idea.”

    Really…you can’t make this stuff up.

  2. sad about 315 broadway. there are a number of artist’s studios in there. alas tribeca, i knew you when…