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Union Square restaurant opponents make final push

Activists delivered 500 signatures against the eatery to City Hall
April 06, 2014 10:00AM

Opponents of a new restaurant coming to Union Square are making a final push to block the deal.

On Friday, activists visited City Hall to petition the controversial eatery, which will open in the park’s pavilion, according to the New York Post.

“If we keep waiting, there’s going to be a restaurant there before we know it,” Bill Borock, a member of the Union Square Community Coalition who gave City Hall a package of 500 signatures. “We thought things would be different [under de Blasio],” he said. “People are feeling a little betrayed.”

Simon Oren, founder of 5Napkin Burger and owner of Nice Matin, will operate the planned 200-seat restaurant. Construction on the project has already started. [NYP]Christopher Cameron