For the last couple of weeks, Eater spies have been hearing through back channels that trouble is afoot at Table 8. And that's aside from the trouble involving a partner's arrest for murder. Multiple industry sources have confirmed that celeb chef Govind Armstrong and his troubled partner Josh Woodward are trying to pull out of the restaurant and, of course, take their Table 8 name with them. And while reps at the hotel say there's no trouble in paradise, word from the rumor mill is that the deals are now being finalized, and the hotel will soon begin the transition from Table 8 to another entity.
What that entity will be? We're hearing the one and only Scott Conant is the man to watch, meaning there could be a huge quality of life spike in the future for Cooper Square area. Official reps say they can't confirm anything at this time, but expect an update as soon as they can. Would it be a Scarpetta, some other Italian project? Enough speculation for now (remember Conant was also linked to the Wakiya space). But continue to send the intel this way.
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