It's been well over a year since David Burke Townhouse closed for what was supposed to be a short renovation. A year ago, when David Burke himself took a "backseat" in the operations of his company, the 10-year-old Upper East Side restaurant was still promising to reopen in 2014. But that day never came, and now the restaurant space is on the market.
A representative for the David Burke Group confirms that the location is closed for good, but also promises that this is not the end of the restaurant. Instead, the group "is actively seeking a new home for the highly acclaimed restaurant and is in deep negotiations with a high profile property in NYC with plans to open in late 2015." Where that could be is anyone's guess, as is the reason for the restaurant's closure after so many months of "renovations." In the meantime, the Burke empire lives on in David Burke Fishtail, david Burke Kitchen, and the newish David Burke Fabrick.
Meanwhile, a broker for the old Townhouse space says there's already been a lot of interest in it, so keep an eye out for what might move in.