The Wall Street Journal learns that Ark Restaurant Group, owners of restaurants like Robert and The Grill Room here in New York and about a dozen others scattered across the country, is close to signing a deal on a ground floor restaurant space in The Edge, a glitzy condo on the Williamsburg waterfront. Though multi-story condos have been going up along the once industrial waterfront for the last few years, this is the first concrete news of a large scale restaurant coming to the area—though Mole has made inroads and Michael Huynh has also made noises about expansion there.
According to the article, two other unnamed restaurant operators will open in the area, one in the nearby condo Northside Piers. Ark chairman Michael Weinstein says he's concenered about the lack of visibility of the restaurant, as it's located in the back of the building off the street, but hey, at least he has a built in clientele.
· Williamsburg by Water [WSJ]