Vongerichten's Soba Plans May Be in the Soup

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The soba future of 66 is uncertain.Photos: Getty Images

Is Jean-Georges Vongerichten reconsidering plans for a soba restaurant? Were hearing from sources within the Japanese restaurant community that Vongos deal with the Matsushita brothers has collapsed. The idea was to turn 66 into a Matsu Gen, a temple to the art of buckwheat noodles. The place was slotted to open this spring, but expectations are low. So will the 66 space get a new concept, or will Vongerichten do a soba restaurant with somebody else? Well let you know when we hear.

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