Boston’s O Ya Reportedly Opening in Park South Hotel

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Cushman Photo: Starchefs.com

Eater hears that restaurateurs Tim and Nancy Cushman, along with former No. 9 Park barman Ted Kilpatrick, are preparing to open two spaces inside Gramercy's Park South Hotel, one of which will be a bona fide outpost of their acclaimed Boston restaurant O Ya. The deal is reportedly "almost finalized," so there's been no official confirmation from Cushman, who won a Beard Foundation Award for O Ya in 2012. Kilpatrick's Twitter bio states he's working on "a couple bars in a hotel in midtown," however, and the hotel's website indicates "exciting transformations" are underway. If true, the Cushmans will be following the lead of James Beard Award-winning chef Ken Oringer, who opened a branch of his Boston restaurant Toro with Jamie Bissonnette in Chelsea last year. [Eater NY, Related]