Café Noir Moving to Bar Martignetti Space?

Photo: Jeremy Liebman for New York Magazine

Almost three months after Anthony Martignetti told us he was redoing Bar Martignetti, the restaurant is still papered over. Down by the Hipster brings an explanation: It seems the soon-to-close Café Noir has applied for a liquor license in the space. When we talked to a manager at Noir, he intimated that the owner was looking at a corner establishment with open windows, so it all checks out. Is Café Noir planning a Le Souk–like upstairs/downstairs party palace? And with L’Orange Bleue just a couple of blocks away, which Moroccan veteran will prevail?

Cafe Noir to Take Over Bar Martignetti [DBTH]