Monday, December 3, 2018
Matthew Kenney expands his 2nd Avenue plant-based empire; eyes former Cucina Di Pesce space
Plant-based celebrity chef Matthew Kenney continues to add to his Second Avenue empire.
To recap, he has Plant Food + Wine (the former Arata) on the southwest corner of Fourth Street.
Kenney is also involved with 00 + Co. and Bar Verde right next door on Second Avenue.
And most recently, the now-former Kona Coffee and Company, which just opened in November 2017 a few storefronts away at No. 57, is now under the Kenney umbrella...
Back in March, Kenney teamed up with Pure Green to launch PlantMade, a cafe on Second Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street. He is apparently no longer part of that Green team...
Meanwhile, Kenney plans to take over the former Cucina Di Pesce space at 87 E. Fourth St. near Second Avenue for a venue (rumored to be called Medium) in early 2019. He's on this month's CB3-SLA agenda for a new liquor license for the address. (The questionnaire has not been posted online yet.)
That seafood-focused Italian restaurant closed in September after 32 years in service.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Matthew Kenney bringing yet another plant-based restaurant to 2nd Avenue