Travertine Is Latest to Occupy Forty Deuce Space

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Ivan Kane begat Chris Eddy begat Danae Cappelletto.Photo: Daniel Maurer

If youre wondering why 19 Kenmare Street is still under plywood over a year after Little Charlies Clam Bar vacated (broker James Famularos banner still hangs on the building), heres why: After Ivan Kane abandoned his Forty Deuce plans upon failing to get Community Board 2s approval, Chris Eddy, who we reported was planning to install a sushi restaurant there, is said to have failed to come up with enough capital to open. At last nights community-board meeting, Danae Cappelletto revealed her and her brother Dustins plans to install a Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant, Travertine, there. She tells us that, contrary to one report, she isnt aiming to occupy the entire space, just half of it (indeed weve heard that a clothing boutique will soon open on the cornerside of the property), and shell only use one level (Ivan Kane had planned to turn the ground floor into a mezzanine overlooking the basement but never got that far). Cappelletto tells us that the boards licensing committee endorsed her liquor-license application despite concerns among certain neighbors that it would be used for a club. On the contrary, she says shes aiming to find a chef who will make it a three-star restaurant more on this as it (we hope!) comes together.