Public Theater’s New Café to Get Carmellinized

Headed to Joe's.
Headed to Joe's. Photo: Hannah Whitaker / NewYork Magazine

A new mezzanine-level café and lounge opening in the iconic Public Theater will be called the Library at the Public Theater, and will be a casual place, open until 2 a.m., where the “audience and artists can meet, talk, eat, drink and extend the conversation past the curtain call,” a representative from the theater tells the Times. The café will be designed by the Rockwell group; its name commemorates the Astor Library, a public institution that once thrived on the same site as the renovated cultural hot spot. Best of all, the F&B; program will be run by Andrew Carmellini and Luke Ostrom in collaboration with Joe’s Pub. [ArtsBeat/NYT]