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Vongerichten’s JoJo to Undergo Major Revamp This Fall

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Jean-Georges's first stand-alone restaurant is getting a make-over and a new menu

[The dining room at Jojo]
[The dining room at Jojo]
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JoJo, the first restaurant opened by Jean-Georges Vongerichten after his initial four star venture Lafayette in the Drake Hotel, will be tweaking its identity. The bi-level boîte in a chic brownstone on East 64th Street, which opened in 1991, will close in the fall for six weeks, to undergo a renovation and concept change.

"It will be more of a downtown atmosphere in an uptown space,'' says Lois Freedman, President of Jean-Georges Management. To that end the company is bringing in architect Thomas Juul-Hansen, who designed Vongerichten's West Village restaurant, Perry Street. Apart from the interior, the menu will also be new. Says Freedman: "We are changing everything, We want it to be more casual and fun.''

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