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Four Seasons Restaurant mulls move to 280 Park

Iconic eatery's lease at 99 East 52nd runs through 2016
February 19, 2015 11:30AM

The Four Seasons Restaurant is contemplating a move to SL Green Realty and Vornado Realty Trust’s 43-story building at 280 Park Avenue, located between 48th and 49th streets.

The restaurant — where a Pablo Picasso painting was removed last fall after a legal dispute — is currently located inside Aby Rosen’s Seagram Building at 99 East 52nd Street, according to the New York Observer. The restaurant is locked in a lease through July 2016, the website reported.

Japanese restaurant Haru most recently occupied the 18,000-square-foot space at 280 Park Avenue.

A spokesperson for Rosen’s RFR Realty told the Observer that “RFR is in contact with the tenant and in discussions regarding their lease, which expires in the summer of 2016.” [NYO] — Claire Moses


  • irobot

    why wouldn’t they move….the place is well past its prime

  • 2 Cens

    The move for Le Cirque didn’t fare too well. Separately, half of the appeal of the restaurant is the Mies Van Der Rohe designed building and restaurant. It’s like moving the Rainbow Room to Time Square and still expecting people to pay $30 for a salad. It won’t fly. Also, what sort of retail does Rosen expect to put in it’s place? An Apple store on the side street?