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EaterWire: Union Sq Pavilion Rumors, El Morocco News

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UNION SQUARE— A paranoid tipster writes in with some news on the embattled restaurant planned for the Union Square Pavilion: "You didn't hear it from me. I have a very good friend who works at the Parks department. Danny Meyer is a definite lock for the Union Square restaurant and John Reed, former CEO of Citibank is the "'anonymous donor' of 5 million. He and Meyer will partner in the new non Shake Shack venture." That is funny because Meyer signed an affidavit denying he would bid on the concession. Very curious indeed. UPDATE: The official statement from USHG: “Danny Meyer has in fact signed an affidavit indicating that he is not the project’s anonymous donor, and furthermore, that he is not bidding for the concession. Trust the affidavit.” [EaterWire]

HARLEM— Uptown Flavor brings news of the new club El Morocco, set to open next month: "The new El Morocco has come to fill the void left behind by Studio 84 and at the same time create a new legacy of a vibrant nightspot. Since the closing of the Copacabana there is a shrinking number of places one could go to get their Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton on! Other than my livingroom of course." [Uptown Flavor]
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