Jim Meehan, the cocktail mastermind behind PDT, is leaving New York City for Portland, Oregon next month. Despite the move, Meehan tells Eater National that he will still remain a partner in PDT, but that the cocktail lounge's head bartender, Jeff Bell, will take over the day to day operations at the bar.
Meehan says he's been planning the move for about a year now, and that his reasons are mostly family related — he doesn't want to raise his young daughter in the city. And while he has no immediate plans to open a bar in his new city, he tells Eater it's a strong possibility once he gets settled: "I want to meet everyone and get vetted by them first before opening a place ... I'll figure out how to get involved and I want it to happen organically."
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