In the middle of July, Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder will close their storied media haunt The Four Seasons to make way for a new and potentially game-changing restaurant from the unstoppable Major Food Group. Niccolini and von Bidder are planning to reopen The Four Seasons in Midtown during the second half of 2017, but they will not be keeping the restaurant's staff employed during the interim. That means that 130 people will either have to take extended breaks from work or find new jobs. Niccolini tells the Post: "Some will go on vacation, some will retire, some will go to work for other people." The restaurateur recently filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification in which explained the job loss.
Although Niccolini and von Bidder have not officially announced any details about the new location, last week Richard Johnson noted that they were moving to 280 Park Avenue, just a few blocks away. Eater has reached out to Niccolini and the Four Seasons team for more information. The restaurant will close for good on July 16, and some of the furniture and tableware will be auctioned off at the end of that month.
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