NYC Seeks To Open Scaled Down Tavern On The Green

NEW YORK (AP) – Two years after the glitzy Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park closed, New York City officials are looking to open a scaled-down version.

The New York Post reports that the city is seeking an operator for a more casual Tavern on the Green.

Tavern on the Green generated $38 million a year in revenues before the recession. It closed on New Year’s Day 2010.

The city granted a license to run the restaurant to Dean Poll, who operates the Loeb Boathouse restaurant along the Central Park lake. But Poll was unable to reach an agreement with the union that represents former Tavern employees.

The Post says the new plan would reduce the restaurant’s indoor space from 22,000 square feet to just over 10,000 square feet.

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  • mg

    Bloomie is holding out for one of his cronies – Danny Meyer or Daniel Boulud or BR Guest Hospitality

  • Benito Hall

    Benito Hall Rosello.
    Please I add your finish comments before.. you says “is nice place.
    the real comments finish is “is nice placed again in same local”.

  • Benito Hall

    Benito Hall Rosello.
    Today 12-30-2011, is goods news for NYC the reopening new
    and small “tabern on the green”. In same local oldest in Central
    Park. I remember 30 years ago, when me are very young, or
    pre-adolescent boy for my first hot dogs and my ice cream too.
    Aleluya!!. is nice place…

  • Raymond Leslie

    Bloomberg, always scaling down. Super size me.

    • Robert Grant

      Yeah, but, I would really like to see it open once again. It’s a quality of life issue.

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