It looks like The Vinatta Project, the restaurant that moved in to the old Florent space almost two years ago, quietly closed at some point last month. The restaurant's website no longer exists, and the last sign of life from its Twitter account dates to the end of June. That closing might have slipped by under the radar if not for the fact that Michael Shah's DelShah Capital announced yesterday that it had just purchased the space at 69 Gansevoort Street.
The Vinatta Project is the third restaurant in that space to close since the beloved Florent was pushed out by its landlord five years ago, which leaves 69 Gansevoort still solidly on the list of cursed restaurant spaces. There's no word yet on what Michael Shah has planned for the place, but it's worth noting that DelShah also owns 55 Gansevoort just two doors down. Michael Shah says he's looking to capitalize on being half a block from both the High Line and the future home of the Whitney Museum, which moves downtown in 2015.
· DelShah Capital Acquires 69 Gansevoort Street for $8.6 Million [Commercial Observer]
· All Coverage of The Vinatta Project [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of Michael Shah [~ENY~]
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