Danny Meyer bid his regulars farewell for now and thanked staff at Untitled, his restaurant in the Whitney Museum. Both the museum and the restaurant closed this weekend to pack up their artwork and knives respectively and move downtown to the museum's new Renzo Piano-designed digs at 99 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. Untitled is slated to reopen next May, which is a long time for a restaurant's staff to stick around. So come spring, Meyer might have to restaff. Meanwhile, the Torrisi team is busy opening their fish and vegetable-focused Mediterranean restaurant in another Renzo Piano building adjacent to the museum, so that far west stretch of Gansevoort will soon be a hotbed of restaurant heavy-hitters (and let's not forget that Keith McNally also says he's moving Pastis to Gansevoort).
King Danny has a lot on his plate at the moment. Porchlight is coming to West Chelsea, as Grub Street points out, and the original Shake Shack is closed for work. And then there's the rumor of a project in Bryant Park where Union Square Hospitality applied for two liquor licenses. The team's lips are sealed for now on that project, but if all of the paperwork goes through, the project seems like it will move forward.