Restaurateur Dean Poll has officially withdrawn from talks with the labor union representing Tavern on the Green’s 400 workers, forcing the city to search anew for an operator to run one of the country’s most storied—and lucrative—restaurants.
In a statement issued late Thursday, Mr. Poll said, “It is with great regret that we are Read More
The Wall Street Journal adds its voice to the recent spate of stories about the still fruitless negotiations between labor and incoming Tavern operator Dean Poll that would allow one of New York City’s most storied restaurants to finally reopen.
According to the Journal, “The sticking points include the naming of an arbitrator and Read More
It’s slow going for the supposedly-soon-to-reopen Tavern on the Green. The Post reports that despite Bloomberg’s efforts to move things along, new licensee Dean Poll and union chief Peter Ward remain at an impasse–and that it now looks like the restaurant will remain closed “for a long time to come.”
“Poll Read More
New York City is home to almost a third of the country’s top-grossing restaurants, according to Restaurants & Institutions‘ rankings.
In fact, it appears that New York’s restaurants can rake in dollars even as they flounder: the stricken Tavern on the Green comes in at number two. And Craftsteak, now revamped Read More
New York City has prevailed in its battle with the LeRoy family over ownership of the trademarked name of “Tavern on the Green,” according to a report just issued by Bloomberg News:
“Because the undisputed facts show that the city established and continuously maintained a restaurant under the name ‘Tavern on the Green’ at the Read More
It was Feb. 27, 2008, and Kay LeRoy, ex-wife of the late flamboyant restaurateur Warner LeRoy, and their daughter Jennifer were hosting a dinner at Tavern on the Green. The purpose was to rededicate the Pavilion Room in honor of Jennifer’s late brother Max, a room that now included a 167-foot panoramic mural Read More
The three-day Tavern on the Green auction concluded Friday. In the final tally, it appears that the 25,000 items sold brought in more than $3.5 million: not bad, but not the $8 million required to pull the Tavern out of debt.
Glenn Collins wraps up his months of auction coverage by speaking to Read More
Glenn Collin’s Times coverage of the Tavern on the Green has tended toward the worshipful; Crain’s adopts a less sentimental outlook—”Bargains Abound at Tavern Auction.”
Basically what we have on our hands now is Discount Bonanza on the Green. Swan topiaries and golden weather vanes sold for half their estimated value. Read More
A judge ruled yesterday that the Tavern on the Green Chestnut Room’s wood panelling can be auctioned off to pay the LeRoy family’s creditors. Removing it will not be “irreparably damaging” to the restaurant’s physical structure, he determined, even though it is “fashionable for its rusticity” and provides 3,800 square feet of the building’s walls. Read More
The Tavern on the Green is now closed, and everything except its $19 million name is up for auction.
Yesterday, the restaurant opened its doors for a preview of the wares to be sold next week. The 1,000 lots range from $100 to $1.2 million in estimated value.
The Times talked Read More