Danny Meyer might be opening a huge restaurant on Manhattan’s far west side after all. Commercial Observer reports that Union Square Hospitality Group is very close to signing a lease for a 20,000-square-feet space at Manhattan West, a six-building development at 10th Avenue and West 33rd Street that’s just steps from the splashy, food-packed new Hudson Yards project.
The space includes an outdoor area, and sources tell CO that it’s a long term lease that will likely be more than 15 years. Property owner Brookfield Property Partners and USHG both declined to comment.
It’s not the first time that USHG has considered joining the slew of high profile restaurateurs opening on the far west side. A few years ago, Meyer was close to signing a deal to open a massive food hall in the Hudson Yards development from Related Companies, which is an investor in Meyer’s catering arm, but it got nixed. Jose Andres ended up taking over the space — and that whole thing is shaping up to be a culinary powerhouse, with Andres, Ferran and Albert Adrià, David Chang, and Thomas Keller all signed up to open restaurants there.
Now, if this new deal goes through, USHG will still be expanding their footprint in the developing neighborhood, and adding to the area’s rep as a food destination. Stay tuned for more.