As part of the upcoming renovations of the World Financial Center, two very different spots?Starbucks and the 24-year-old European-tinged Chinese restaurant Au Mandarin?are shuttering this Friday. Tribeca Citizen learns that the Starbucks is reopening in a space on the second level of 1 World Financial Center in December, while Broadsheet notes that the owners of Au Mandarin are searching for a new location though no reopening plans are set yet.
Broadsheet adds that Brookfield Properties' renovation plan for the (recently renamed) center involves the shutter of all the businesses in the food court, relocating them to a new dining destination. The renovation plan has already spelled the end of Johnney's Fish Grill, by the same owners of Au Mandarin, and Yushi Sushi. No word yet on a timeline for rest of the food court's restaurants to close or move.
· Seen & Heard: The WFC Starbucks is Closing [Tribeca Citizen]
· Two Local Restaurants Closing [The Broadsheet]
· All Coverage of the World Financial Center [Curbed]