Marc Forgione Eyes Duane Park Space for Southeast Asian Restaurant

Wake up and smell the Forgione, Tribeca.
Wake up and smell the Forgione, Tribeca. Photo: Melissa Hom

The agenda for CB1 Manhattan’s November meeting includes an appearance of representatives from a Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant seeking a liquor license for the Duane Park space. Chef Marc Forgione and his partner Chris Blumlo are attached to the project, and will actually present their plan at December’s Tribeca Committee meeting, Tribeca Citizen reports. The project is called Kio (or perhaps Kyo) and Eater NY posits it’s most likely the same restaurant Forgione was trying to get green-lit last year in Soho at 265 Elizabeth Street. [Tribeca Citizen, Eater NY]