Elizabeth Blau Tapped to Run the Rainbow Room

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Lets remember, Tavern on the Green isnt the only New York institution looking for a new operator. Gael Greene reports that Tishman-Speyer, which has spent a year trying to find a tenant for the Rainbow Room (vacated by the Ciprianis last August), has hired Elizabeth Blau, a Sirio Maccioni protg who has built casino dining programs in Vegas. Shell replace Barry Wine, but its uncertain whether shell continue Wines quest to find a tenant. Greene writes that Tishman-Speyer has apparently decided to operate a dining venture itself, meaning the Rainbow Room will presumably be Blaus show.

Rock Center brass hire Las Vegas dining guru Elizabeth Blau to redo Rainbow Room [Insatiable Critic]