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Park Avenue Summer To Be Park Avenue Autumn By 9/27

The above shot, of Park Avenue Summer en route to Park Avenue Autumn, arrived today from an email address inside Smith & Wollensky group, the company that owns the restaurant. This is curious because the following note was attached: "Ok so Park Avenue Summer closed yesterday, now they have a new sign for Park Avenue Autumn...????" Beg pardon, yes?

Eater took a class trip up to Park Avenue and 63rd Street last week to sample the last of the summer menu and to inquire about the famed transition. Recall: this is the restaurant concept that will change with the seasons. After Park Avenue Autumn will be Winter and Spring. Smith and Wollensky son Michael Stillman came up with this business and Craig Koketsu is the chef who is along for the ride. By Thursday, we're told, a new Park Avenue will be revealed, including new wall decorations, furniture coverings and even a reconfigured dining room seating layout. (The unsung genius of Stillman's brainstorm might be that the restaurant can hide mistakes of the previous season under the guise of a seasonal switch. ) The theme: nautical. Kalina tk.
· Eater Inside: Park Avenue Summer [~E~]

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