A year and a half ago, Marc Forgione and his business partner appeared before the Community Board 2 to rally support for a new Southeast Asian project called Kio at 265 Elizabeth Street. That deal fell through, but now it looks like The Forgionator wants to open the concept in the Tribeca space that currently houses Duane Park.
Tribeca Citizen notes that Forgione and his crew are applying for a liquor license for the space at 157 Duane St. Partner Chris Blumlo says that the details are still being worked out, but expect an opening sometime next year. Duane Park is moving to the Bowery Poetry Club later this fall.
In other Tribeca news, Turks & Frogs will close soon to make way for a new Greek restaurant called Filioxenia.
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