Ilan Hall’s the Gorbals Confirmed for Williamsburg’s Urban Outfitters

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Hall, back in his Bravo days. Photo: Courtesy of Bravo

We've known since May that Williamsburg's first Urban Outfitters location will soon open with an attached, full-service restaurant component, and earlier this week, we learned that Knife Fight host and Top Chef season two winner Ilan Hall was gearing up to open a Williamsburg outpost of his LA restaurant the Gorbals. And, well, guess what? Eater reports that the chef revealed himself to be the applicant angling for a liquor license in conjunction with the retailer at last night's CB1 Brooklyn meeting. It turns out that Hall's name is indeed all over the SLA paperwork; the committee, however, voted to deny the application for full liquor on its first pass. [Eater NY, Earlier, Earlier, Related]