When Atera opened in Tribeca in March, Grub Street told us chef Matt Lightner and co were planning to open a bar in the space under the restaurant. Originally going to be called "The Office," it turns out the name is to be determined.
Plans for the new bar space include a separate kitchen with its own private dining room. It will provide a place for diners to have coffee and reflect on all the foraged food a multi-course meal at the 17-seat chef's counter puts in their stomachs.
In the West Village, the laundromat space Ed Schoenfeld took over under RedFarm is closer to opening. In an interview with Paper Mag back in April, Schoenfeld said he'd be taking over the laundromat June 1st. "It's going to take us a few months to do it over. So by September 1st, middle of August, we'll have that space."
Ed Schoenfeld tells Digest NY that date is set for sometime "In the fall: Oct plus or minus."