Last month, Richard Johnson hinted that the owners of The Four Seasons would be moving the legendary restaurant to 280 Park Avenue next year, and today the Post reports that it's a done deal. Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini signed the lease for the 19,000 square-foot space on the ground floor of the building, which is just four blocks away from the restaurant's current home. Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld will create the new dining room. The Four Seasons proprietors selected him after consulting with architectural critic Paul Goldberger.
Niccolini and von Bidder are getting booted from the Seagram Building in less than two months. They own the name, so the Major Food Group's restaurant that's going to open in the historic space later this year will not be called The Four Seasons. The storied power restaurant's last day of service in the Seagram Building will be July 16, and an auction will be held on July 26.