24-Hour Restaurant Planned for $20 Million Gay Resort

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John Blair Photo: Patrick McMullan

The Daily News rehashes the Gay City News story about the gay hotel and nightclub coming to midtown west, but neither outlet has said much about the restaurant. However, the website of club operator John Blair reveals that when the 120-seat, 3,500-square-foot dining room opens in spring of 2011, it will be operated by Evan Kushner, Sean Connolly, and Jason Kahan, who together own Whym, Eatery, and Vynl in Hell’s Kitchen. Reached for comment, Connolly tells us that it will be a 24-hour restaurant with a front café, and it will be “similar to Eatery but much different. It’s going to be more stylized. We’ll have a casual, chic approach where you can feel comfortable in a pair of jeans and loafers, or if you’re just having a serious business dinner.”

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