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Lilia Chef Plots Second Williamsburg Restaurant

Missy Robbins is taking on space at the Domino Sugar Refinery complex

Missy Robbins at Lilia
Missy Robbins at Lilia
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Lilia chef Missy Robbins will open a second Williamsburg restaurant in the high-profile Domino Sugar Refinery revitalization. Robbins is staying mum about the details, but the Post reports she will take over about 4,000 square-feet of the $3 billion, 11-acre compound.

Robbins is celebrated for her pasta-making skills, which she refined at A Voce before striking out on her own with Lilia. That restaurant debuted as an industry darling, drawing in celebrities galore. It earned two stars from Eater critic Ryan Sutton and three from Times critic Pete Wells.

The Domino Sugar Refinery has been under construction for the past few years as part of property management company Two Trees Management’s revitalization of the site as a mixed-use complex with four apartment buildings, 500,000 square-feet of office space, and a waterfront park.

The building where Robbins will open her restaurant, at 325 Kent Avenue, has gotten a lot of attention for its doughnut-like shape: It’s expected to open sometime in 2018. Stay tuned for more.


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