The club/restaurant titans at EMM Group are planning a new Latin restaurant in the Meatpacking District space that currently houses Abe & Arthur's. A rep sends word that EMM Group has tapped Akhtar Nawab (La Esquina, Craftbar, and Elattaria) to "introduce and oversee" this new restaurant. An employee at the Williamsburg branch of La Esquina tells Eater that Nawab is still involved with those restaurants. The new Meatpacking District restaurant will open this fall, although it does not yet have a name. Maybe they should call it Akhtar, Abe & Arthur's or EMM Cocina.
As you may recall, EMM had originally partnered with Marc Forgione for a revamp of this space, but that project never panned out. No word yet on when Abe & Arthur's will close for the revamp.
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