ESquared Opens Atrium in the Old Riingo Space

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If you liked it, you should've put a Riingo on it. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Jimmy Haber and Keith Treyball's restaurant group has quietly replaced Marcus Samuelsson's old fusion-y Riingo in the Alex Hotel with a new, 50-seat restaurant called Atrium. ESquared Hospitality, which runs the BLT and Casa Nonna brands, have put ex–Mari Vanna chef Dennis Franke in the kitchen. The restaurant group is on an expansion kick: Its 50-seat high-end restaurant at the Chandler Hotel with Shaun Hergatt at the pass is expected to open any minute now, and they will also soon open a 200-seat "fine dining" restaurant in the forthcoming Quin Hotel with an unnamed "celebrated chef." [Yahoo, Earlier, Earlier]