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Craftbar to close April 30th due to rent hike

We learn from Eater that Tom Colicchio’s Craftbar (900 Broadway at 20th) will close April 30th due to a 50% rent hike. β€œThe writing has been on the wall for awhile,” Colicchio says. The sister restaurant to Craft has been in the spot for 15 years and serves a slightly more casual (than Craft) New American menu.

Craft itself is safe with its current lease and Eater reports that Colicchio would like to re-open Craftbar in another location, possibly on a second level. The second level concept is one that may become more and more common as ground level rents become more expensive. Of course then you need a very reliable elevator and open stairs. I think it should be a warning sign of a retail bubble (and greed) when a Tom Colicchio restaurant won’t pay the new rent asking price. Exorbitant rent is also a great way to kill a neighborhood of innovative restaurants from new chefs.

If you want to hit Craftbar again before it closes, get in before April 30th.


Food photos from Flatiron Chefs 2012

Last night was the Flatiron Chefs event in Madison Square Park, which in a few hours typically raises $200,000+ to support the upkeep of and free cultural programs in Madison Square Park. The event featured 26 of the best chefs and restaurants in the neighborhood serving up signature tastes of some amazing food. Once again […]

Flatiron Brunch: New interpretations of brunch favorites at Craftbar

(SEE FULL POST WITH PHOTOS HERE) Sometimes overlooked as a brunch spot in favor of its dinner menu, Tom Colicchio’s more casual Craftbar restaurant (900 Broadway; 212-461-4300) offers a menu of brunch favorites prepared creatively the highest quality ingredients in a more refined interpretation than the typical brunch spot.


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