Geoffrey Zakarian Taking On Sasha Petraske in Battle for Blue Mill Space

Earlier we reported that Sasha Petraske has his eye on the vacant Blue Mill space, which is begging for a Waverly Innstyle revival. Turns out hes not the only one: We noticed, in the agenda for tonights Community Board 4 meeting, that Geoffrey Zakarian of Town and Country has applied for a liquor license at 50 Commerce Street. Zakarian concedes that he and some unnamed partners are looking at several spaces in the West Village and Lower East Side with a small bistro in mind, but he hasnt signed a lease and needs to crunch more numbers before hes ready for the community board. I spoke to the landlord and evidently theres someone else shes interested in, he tells us. The plot thickens Daniel Maurer

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