Iconic eatery signed 19K sf lease at building owned by Vornado, SL Green
After getting the boot by Aby Rosen, the Four Seasons restaurant found a new home at SL Green Realty and Vornado Realty Trust’s 280 Park Avenue.
According to sources cited by the New York Post, the restaurant’s owners Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder signed a lease for a 19,000-square-foot lease at the office building. Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld will design the new restaurant.
Rosen and Michael Fuchs’ RFR Realty last year announced it would not renew the restaurant’s lease at the Seagram Building, which had been its home since 1959. The restaurant’s lease ends July 31, and Rosen has been reportedly looking to raise $30 million to renovate the space.
Classic Restaurants, which owns the restaurant, trademarked the names of the Pool Room and the Grill Room last year when it realized it would not be staying at 375 Park Avenue. [NYPost] – Konrad Putzier