The choice is not a surprising one, given their current relationship, but The Whitney Museum is sticking with Danny Meyer when it migrates downtown in four years. Meyer, who operates the new coffee shop of sorts Untitled at the Whitney on the Upper East Side, will run both the ground floor restaurant and top floor cafe (complete with outdoor terrace) at the slick Renzo Piano-designed museum when it opens to the public adjacent to the High Line in 2015. Reps say the main new restaurant will be similar to Untitled (we wouldn't want a Meyer concept to die after just four years now would we?) but with a great deal of additions like more baking on premises and in-house smoking and curing.
So Untitled is making the move, but who isn't going along for the ride? That would be its designer David Rockwell. Meyer has chosen design firm Bentel & Bentel, which worked with the restaurateur on Eleven Madison Park's revamp and The Modern, to run the show this time around. Check out the latest blueprints of the whole museum over at Curbed.
By the way, this space is supposedly separate, but just as potentially momentous for the block, as the restaurant space planned for the maintenance-and-operations building at Gansevoort and Washington right next door. That space should open after a $14.6 million job in 2013.
· All Coverage of Untitled [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of the Whitney Downtown [Curbed NY]
[Image via The Whitney]