Highliner, 210 10th Ave., Chelsea
Initial Projection: September
Current Debut Projection: November
Odds, On Time Arrival: 3 - 1
Eater Projected Opening Date: Around New Years
Here's a good question for a Friday afternoon: what has become of The Highliner, the New American concept from the Coffee Shop team in the old Empire Diner space? Flo Fab cited a September opening in her fall preview, a date that was confirmed to us by the team when we spoke to them in late August. Recent walkbys show that the paper is still up in the windows, the lights are off inside, and the neighbors say that activity in the space stopped weeks ago. Earlier this summer, Ryan Skeen was rumored to be the chef, but as we all know, he got Fishtagged by Michael Psilakis. Could it be that they lost a chef and put the project on indefinite hold? Reps for the restaurant say they're now shooting for November. Will they make the new deadline?
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