Public Theater’s New Café to Get Carmellinized

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

A new mezzanine-level caf 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 caf 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 program will be run by Andrew Carmellini and Luke Ostrom in collaboration with Joes Pub. [ArtsBeat/NYT]