You didn't think Deathwatch was taking the summer off, did you? Silly restaurateurs. Not only is the Deathwatch NOT taking the summer off, but today is DOUBLE DEATHWATCH THURSDAY. Someone call Biorecovery. This is going to get messy.
It's time to call a spade a spade. Biltmore Room was reported closed by Eater late last month -- so far gone that a Deathwatch would have been besides the point, mind you -- only to be resuscitated by Flo Fab, who upgraded it to "closed for renovation." While we are almost always inclined to defer to Flo, a Times Business Opportunity listing was brought to our attention that causes us to drop the Deathwatch hammer without much hesitation:
CHELSEA/Prime-5000 sf 3 Star RestrntAmazing finishes. Full kit, full liq Lic.Motivated seller!Rent $16.5K,Key$825KSo, yes. That's that. Gary Robbins, as you know is off to the Russian Tea Room. Your tears are better wept elsewhere.
· BREAKINGish: Biltmore Room Closes [~E~]
Deathwatch graphic design by Jonathan Van Gieson · photo by Kalina.
· "Nobody ever survives a deathwatch..." [Chowhound]