Kefi, 505 Columbus Ave.,
Initial Projection: Late July
Current Debut Projection: 2 - 3 Weeks
Odds, On Time Arrival: 3-1
Eater Projected Opening Date: 12/18/08
A new location for Michael Psilakis' and Donatella Arpaia's Upper West side spot Kefi has been in the works since early March. At first, they predicted it would be a quick reno, that the transition could be made by July. The summer came and went with no word on the new spot or, for that matter, the new restaurant set the open in the old Kefi space.
In early September the media received invites to a Sept 23rd opening party only to have it canceled due to "construction woes." The official line ever since has been "two - three weeks," with the current hope set on early December. A peek inside, above, shows even that could be a challenge. Luckily enough, Psilakis was smart enough not to shutter the original until the new one is fully operational.
· Fall Tracking: Kefi [~E~]
· Kefi News! [Diner's Journal]