Chef Todd English Plans Three-Story Nightlife Spot at 15 Park Row
One of Lower Manhattan’s Beaux-Arts landmarks could be the site of a three-story restaurant, nightclub and music venue next year thanks to celebrity chef Todd English.
English, a TV host and author, wants to open a luxury version of his Olives restaurants in the Park Row Building (15 Park Row) in the old location of the once-sprawling J&R music and electronics store, according to CoStar News, a commercial real estate site.
The building was the tallest in New York and one of the tallest in the world when it opened at the turn of the 20th century. English, who also operates a food hall at the Plaza Hotel, is planning an 18,000 square-foot venture across three floors with a nightclub, music venue and cocktail bar.
The space is expected to open in late 2023. English said it’ll be full of art to tickle all the senses. “People need to be stimulated more than they were before in the past,” he told CoStar. “That’s what we are betting on.”
The Park Row Building was designated a landmark in 1999 and joined the National Register of HIstoric Places in 2005. English says he hopes to attract people from all over the city that “fuels my fire from a creative point.”
“I’m a big believer in the bones of the building,” he told CoStar. “I have a very good feeling about that neighborhood.”
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