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Tavern on the ... whom?

The Parks Department hosted a bit of a peep show at Tavern on the Green last night, tickling prospective restaurateurs with its new, casual concept, which will reopen in 2013. The rules are: The new owner must keep the Tavern on the Green name, and the vibe has to be accessible, rather than opulent (remember?). Some of the interested parties include Drew Nieporent, a representative of B&B; Hospitality Group (think: Batali), Legends Hospitality Management (Yankee Stadium), and Bill Telepan, among others. So who will be the big daddy? [DNA Manhattan]