Trinity Wall Street announced that David Bouley, the Connecticut chef whose eponymous restaurant in lower Manhattan became a culinary legend in the 1980s, will open a casual lunch and dinner eatery at Trinity’s 10 Hudson Square.
Peter Fontanetta, assistant director of Commercial Leasing, represented building owner Trinity Real Estate. CHRIS OWLES and MICHAEL GLANZBERG of SINVIN Realty represented Mr. Bouley.
Bouley, who has held a place in New York City’s gourmet pantheon for more than two decades, has leased 10,000 s/f of retail ground floor and basement space at the 12-story office building that occupies the entire block front on Varick Street between Charlton and Vandam Streets.
The original Bouley restaurant, established in Tribeca in 1987, became an immediate sensation, earning a fourstar review from the New York Times. From 1991 to its closing in 1996, Bouley received consecutive #1 ratings for food and popularity in the Zagat Survey. Following the 9-11 tragedy, Bouley’s Green Tarp restaurant fed Ground Zero rescue workers around the clock for nearly four weeks. His Viennese-inspired restaurant Danube also gained world renown, as did his Bouley Bakery and Market.
Carl Weisbrod, president of Trinity Real Estate, said, “David Bouley brought four-star dining to Tribeca in the 1980s. Today, we welcome him to Hudson Square where his new restaurant is destined to become a star in the culinary firmament and a tremendous asset to our community.”
The new restaurant at 10 Hudson Square is expected to open in January 2009. Its name and cuisine will be announced at a later date.
The fully modernized 10 Hudson Square was built in 1928 and comprises 311,364 s/f. Office tenants in the building include WNYC, Princeton Review, Asymptote Architects and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners. Asking office rents are in the $50 range.