Sapa–Douglas Rodriguez Deal May Be on the Rocks

We were happy to read last week that the Times had confirmed our report that Nuevo Latino chef Douglas Rodriguez was returning to New York to run a restaurant called Nuela in the old Sapa space. But an item on Eater, via an anonymous tipster, has us concerned: “It looks as though that has fallen through. Staff members are coming to the restaurant trying to get their paychecks, and no one is there to open the door.” Sapa owner Brian Matzkow denied to Eater that anything is amiss, but now there’s nothing to do but wait and see.

EaterWire: Sapa/Nuela Deal Delayed [Eater]
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