A rep for Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard, and Luke Ostrom confirms that the team is planning to open an Italian restaurant, tentatively called Bar Primi, in the former Peels space at 325 Bowery. If everything goes according to plan, this "casual pasta shop" will open this summer. Taavo Somer, the restaurateur/designer behind Peels and Freemans, is working on the interiors.
Carmellini, Pickard, and Ostrom also operate downtown blockbusters The Dutch, Lafayette, The Library at The Public, and Locanda Verde. With the planned openings of this restaurant, John McDonald's steakhouse, and the new Momofuku Ko, and the recent debut of John Fraser's Narcissa, the northern stretch of the Bowery is really heating up.
· Previously: Are Pickard & Carmellini Planning a New Restaurant? [~ENY~]