The Tavern Must Go On

taverndavidmartind200 3 The Tavern Must Go OnTavern on the Green will be throwing a big New Year’s party, reports The Wall Street Journal:

[CEO Jennifer] LeRoy is teaming up with party promoters to close the doors in style. The restaurant on Tuesday announced its plans to “fulfill any New Year’s fantasy” with a bash that includes an open bar from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m.; a dinner buffet where guests can nosh on everything from Italian charcuterie, veal and mini burgers to various pastas and desserts; and two surprise DJs spinning house, hip-hop and rock music. Party planners also promise a view of the fireworks in Central Park.

Basic admission goes for $125, while revelers willing to shell out $250 can get seated VIP tables with bottle service.

The celebration is bound to be more about feting the past than anticipating the future for LeRoy. Her father opened the restaurant in 1976, but it’s changing hands next year after a drawn-out bidding process and Chapter 11 protection.