The new eatery, likely to be an Italian trattoria in some form, reflects the Carmellini-Pickard empire’s swift growth.
The chef also operate Manhattan hits Locanda Verde, The Dutch, Joe’s Pub, The Library at the Public, and the newest, Lafayette.
Eater first reported this Peels rumor on Jan. 14.
Updated 11:45 a.m.
Oh! Eater has the scoop on exactly what's next here — a "casual pasta shop" called Bar Primi.