Well this won’t do anything to dispel the rumors of a curse.
Galopin, the restaurant that took over the former Circa, the former East of Paris, the former Chapters, the former Zak’s, the former Park Avenue Grill, closed its doors recently and put a sign on the door telling folks that it was restructuring. Now we know a little more about what to expect.
The next tenant will be Matilda’s Pub, an entity out of Newark, Delaware, that also has a restaurant, mad-macs, that specializes in macaroni and cheese (mac of the month: jambalaya mac!).
Ryan Smith, owner of Matilda’s, told me that the new business might have some of the mac and cheesiness of mad-macs but that it would be a different operation in total. Smith said he was still working out details with the current owners of Galopin and that he expected the new operation to be a restructuring of the current business, which, he thought, would allow the process to speed up. He is hoping to open in mid to late March, something that could only be possible if the business doesn’t actually change hands.
That’s all I have for now, but expect to know more soon. Stay tuned.
What do you think, are you excited about a pub on the Avenue?