Eric and Bruce Bromberg, the brothers behind the Blue Ribbon empire, and P.J. Clarke's owner Ken Sturm are working together on a new restaurant on the Upper West Side. DNAinfo reports that the Brombergs and Sturm are taking over the West 72nd Street space that formerly housed family-owned Italian restaurant Sambuca, which closed last December after 26 years in business. No word yet on just what, exactly, the Brombergs and Sturm have planned for West 72nd Street, but they took over a 15-year lease on the space.
The agent that brokered the deal tells DNAinfo: "We're expecting great things from a very sophisticated and impossible-to-duplicate location since that is a non-commercial block." This space is across the street from the Dakota Building. Sturm operates a location of P.J. Clarke's on West 63rd Street, but this will be the Bromberg brothers' first project on the Upper West Side.
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