For awhile now rumors have circulated that Lady Gaga's family was taking over the old Vince and Eddie's space, an Upper West Side old timer that the singer was an investor in before it closed in March. And two weeks ago at the Eater Lounge, Chef Art Smith, who has restaurants in D.C., Chicago, Palo Alto, and Atlanta, told Eater that he had a New York project in the works but couldn't reveal where.
So it all kind of makes sense today when Grub Street reports that Gaga's father Joe Germanotta plans on opening a restaurant called Joanne in the space around Thanksgiving with chef Smith. Smith neither confirms nor denies his involvement in the project, but it seems like a fit given his celebrity wrangling past.
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