Seen & Heard: New York Vintners Will Reopen

••• Anyone know anything about the “private members’ club with restaurant” opening on the seventh floor of 100 Church? (That’s the building between Park Place and Barclay, with Pret and Aroma on the Church Street side.) It’ll have live music. UPDATE: “100 Church is a new club from ‘luxury’ hospitality group Nexus,” says Mruptight. “Seems like a weird spot for this.” Indeed. From the website:

Nexus is an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company backed by financier Joe Lewis, golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake. […]

Located where TriBeca and the Financial District meet, Nexus Club New York is a private social and business club which will be, at its core, a gathering place for family and friends. With perfectly matched amenities, spaces and services to meet a wide array of member needs and wants, Nexus Club New York spans 34,000 square feet on the seventh floor of 100 Church Street, merging dining and meeting and board rooms with children’s activities and state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities and offerings.

••• On the south side of 100 Church, meanwhile, the folks behind New York Vintners have been building out their “indoor farm” with cooking and wine classes. There will also apparently be a wine store—the rebirth of New York Vintners—according to the State Liquor Authority paperwork. UPDATE: Look what I found while poking around the Nexus (see above) website (including the three renderings below). I guess that’s what the C on the door stands for.

The Cellar at 100 Church Street will be a destination for wine enthusiasts in the City. Built specifically for those who are passionate about world-class wine, rare spirits and food, The Cellar at 100 Church Street will include a wine bar and lounge, tasting rooms, event space with display kitchen, wine storage and retail. The Cellar will be the perfect space to enjoy wine in an exclusive and sophisticated yet relaxed environment.

••• Press release: “the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched Permit Application Finder, a new interactive web map that will for the first time allow the public to see geographically where LPC permits have been filed and issued and what that work entails. The Commission has also enhanced its online Permit Application Search, which now gives the public the ability to search by community district and work type. These new search tools are part of the agency’s strategic plan to provide greater transparency and public access to the Commission’s work.”  This is good news, because I was never able to find anything on the LPC’s site.

••• In case you’re wary of trying Frenchette because of the crowds….

••• The World Trade Center mall entrance on Vesey is getting a full-on mural by Brolga. My husband asked the other day whether the building is temporary (as it appears from the outside) or permanent (as it appears on the inside). “All of that equipment will be incorporated into the future 2 World Trade Center, when that building gets built,” said a Port Authority rep. “Most of it is emergency exit stairs from below grade levels and mechanical equipment that services the Transportation Hub.”


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  1. 100 Church is a new club from “luxury” hospitality group Nexus. Seems like a weird spot for this.