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Noho Icon Great Jones Cafe Will Be Revived as ‘the Jones’

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West Village restaurateur Gabriel Stulman confirmed that he’s moving forward with the project

Great Jones Café
Great Jones Café
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Iconic Noho restaurant Great Jones Cafe officially has a new owner. Gabriel Stulman — the esteemed West Village neighborhood restaurateur behind Joseph Leonard and Bar Sardine — confirmed on Monday that he’ll be moving forward with opening a restaurant in the famed space. It will now be called the Jones.

Details are still in the works for what he’s planning for vibe and food, according to a spokesperson. Timeline, too, is still to-be-announced.

Word first slipped out about Stulman’s plans in March, when the restaurateur applied for a liquor license at the 54 Great Jones St. space. Before that, a different crew tried to take over the space before backing out.

For 35 years, though, the Cajun restaurant was known as a fixture in the neighborhood for its unpretentious vibe and food. It shuttered last August shortly after owner Jim Moffett’s death.

Stulman has built a reputation for opening small yet lively local restaurants in the West Village. His company Happy Cooking Hospitality also runs Jeffrey’s Grocery, Fedora, Fairfax, and Simon & the Whale.

Great Jones Cafe

54 Great Jones Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 674-9304 Visit Website

The Jones

54 Great Jones Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (646) 429-8383 Visit Website

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