Alison 18 Closing; Will Become Jesse Schenker Restaurant

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Alison 18. Photo: Danny Kim

Restaurateur Alison Price Becker, whose sleepy side-street Alison's on Dominick was once commonly regarded as one of the most romantic spots in the city, will close her two-year-old Flatiron restaurant on December 19. Recette chef-owner Jesse Schenker, who was previously angling to open a restaurant in the neighborhood on West 20th Street, will take the space over and next year open what the Times says will be a casual restaurant. [NYT, Earlier, Related]