Just a quick post to note that the plywood came down last week outside Martina, the Roman-inspired pizzeria from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group that's opening next month on 11th Street at Third Avenue...
The previous Martina post (here) had a few more details on the place.
Eventually the space will look like this rendering...
Meanwhile, the corner slot on 11th and Third — the former M2M — still has the plywood treatment while workers carve out the incoming Wagamama.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group planning Martina for 55 3rd Ave.
I don't know about you but I ONLY eat at places owned by Hospitality Groups.
I wish they'd post more of Lana Del Rey's new album poster all over the East Village.
On the bright side - it's for adults. No TV screens. No frat/rats. No all you can vomit nights.
It looks like a garage.
This will reassure parents of incoming NYU freshmen that their precious kids will be living in a super-upscale location.
You could not pay me enough to work for any of his restaurants. He has since changed the pay policy for his employees. The FOH staff is now paid an hourly wage instead of a lower wage with tips. For all of the stress and agony during the shift, that is the whole point of making tips. You earn more because you work really hard.
Danny Meyers is greedy in my book.
5:41 PM says "You could not pay me enough to work in one of his restaurants," yet the reason you don't want to work there is because it doesn't pay enough...
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