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Donald Trump Wants To Reopen Tavern On The Green

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Donald Trump speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate from Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen, Scotland - Oct 8, 2010 - Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Donald Trump speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate from Robert Gordon University – Aberdeen, Scotland – Oct 8, 2010 – Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) - Donald Trump is seeking a deal with New York City to reopen the glittery Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb with reaction from Mayor Bloomberg

The entrance to Tavern on the Green is seen in Central Park - New York, NY - Apr 27, 2008 - Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

The entrance to Tavern on the Green is seen in Central Park - New York, NY - Apr 27, 2008 - Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Trump Organization Vice President Ron Lieberman said Thursday that the mega-developer has reached an agreement with the union that represents the Tavern’s former employees.

Trump will now have to reach a deal with the city, which owns the restaurant.

Tavern on the Green closed a year ago after 75 years. It was once one of the world’s top-grossing restaurants.

The city granted Central Park Boathouse operator Dean Poll the right to reopen the restaurant. But Poll was unable to cut a deal with the Hotel and Motel Trades Council.

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