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Frank Gehry-designed cafe at former Condé Nast HQ to reopen as food hall

It will still be exclusive to tenants

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The Frank Gehry-designed cafeteria will reopen on the fourth floor of Four Times Square in Manhattan.
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After a five-year closure, the former Cafe at Condé Nast in Manhattan’s Four Times Square building will reopen—this time to lawyers and corporate types instead of editors, the New York Post reports.

Designed by Frank Gehry, the undulating lunch room originally opened in 2000 and was the famed architect’s first project in New York. With seats for 260 and an additional 70 in private dining suites, the space is characterized by curving glass panels, titanium walls, and plush circular banquettes.

Now, as part of a $35 million re-haul of the fourth floor, the exclusive (tenants-only) cafeteria will see another day as a food hall, which will anchor the space. Danish chef Claus Meyer will helm the food program as well as an outpost of Brownsville Roasters, a coffee bar.

A meeting event and conference venue will also be introduced on the floor, which is being redesigned by Studios Architecture. But fear not, Gehry’s cafe will retain many of its beloved characteristics.

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Via: New York Post