[The summer iteration of Park Avenue Cafe AKA Park Avenue Summer; Credit]
Park Avenue, the 63rd Street restaurant with the seasonally changing dining room, menu, and name, will close at the end of the year. Gael Greene breaks the news on her Insatiable Critic blog. The word comes directly from Alan Stillman who, Ms. Gael writes, "actually broke into tears as he described the shock and loss" of shuttering Park Avenue. Alan and his son Michael lost the lease at East 63rd Street, but they hope to reopen Park Avenue somewhere in Midtown.
Right now, a message on the restaurant's website reads: "Park Avenue Summer (Autumn, Winter, Spring) is moving in 2014 but before we invite you to our new home, we wanted to celebrate one last summer at 100 East 63rd Street with you."
The Stillmans will also shutter their upscale 61st Street steakhouse, The Post House, at the end of August. At this point, it is unclear if the restaurant in the Lowell Hotel is closing for good, or if it's just closing for renovations. Alan Stillman tells Greene: "It could be two months or five months, or, we don't know it could be forever...I told them it needed to be updated to match the hotel's new look...They aren't sure what they want to do." The Stillmans also own Smith & Wollensky, Quality Meats, Maloney & Porcelli, and The Hurricane Club.
· Double Whammy for Stillmans [Insatiable Critic]
· All Coverage of Alan Stillman [~ENY~]