Danny Meyer’s Maialino Will Open Next Month, But What About Shake Shack Nolita?

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The modest plot of land that’s destined to be Shake Shack Nolita remains untouched, so we cornered Danny Meyer at last night’s Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards to ask him when to expect Shack Burgers in the 10012. He told us he was committed to open sometime next year, and when pressed for a date said, “I honestly don’t know. You’re asking questions I should be asking.” This much is sure: Meyer just had staff orientation at Maialino, and he says his Italian restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel should open next month.