Four Seasons, NYC’s Famed Power Lunch Spot, Closes Again

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
June 11, 2019Food
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Four Seasons, NYC’s Famed Power Lunch Spot, Closes Again
Spring blossoming trees adorn the Pool Room dining area of The Four Seasons restaurant, housed for 57 years in the landmarked Seagram building, in New York's Midtown Manhattan, on April 29, 2016. (Richard Drew/AP Photo)

NEW YORK—New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant has closed less than a year after it reopened in a new location.

The New York Post reports that the midtown Manhattan restaurant known as the original power lunch destination has officially closed on June 11.

The Four Seasons lost its home in the Seagram Building when developer Aby Rosen took over the landmark skyscraper in 2016. It reopened in August 2018 in a new location three blocks away.

Managing partner Alex von Bidder told the New York Times that the revamped restaurant had a great team in place but “just couldn’t make it.”

The restaurant’s other longtime managing partner, Julian Niccolini, resigned last December amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Von Bidder said it was “hard to measure” the impact of Niccolini’s forced resignation on the restaurant’s closing.

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