4/30/2012 10:24:00 AM

The Four Seasons Eyeing New Location in Meatpacking District

Is the Midtown power lunch set become a thing of the past? Today, the New York Post reports that fabled restaurant The Four Seasons is contemplating a second location in The Meatpacking District. This is pretty epic news, considering that the East Side eatery has been serving the powerful and connected for over 50 years. Owner Julian Niccolini confirmed that they are hunting for a new locale, but says that any sniffing around is "preliminary." Well, if there was any doubt that the city's restaurant economy hasn't recovered from the recession, the opening of a second, super-pricey seasons should put an end to that.

If it does go forward, the new locale will not have the same design elements as the beloved original - Niccolini confirms that it would have it's own identity while staying true to the brand. The Meatpacking District is filled to the brim with restaurants and it's hard to imagine just where they'd fit, but this would clearly be an exciting opening.

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