Renowned Mexican-inspired restaurant group Empellón, founded by highly-acclaimed restauranteur Alex Stupak, has just signed a retail lease at GID Development Group’s Waterline Square, the starchitect-designed, three-tower development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The new venue will be the fifth Empellón restaurant for James Beard Award-nominated chef.
Scheduled to open in late 2019, the restaurant will feature 3,298 square feet of interior space and 1,619 square feet of exterior space with a total of 140 seats, as well as a new menu tied to Empellón’s West Village roots. Empellón has additional locations in the East Village, West Village, Murray Hill and Midtown neighborhoods. Located within Three Waterline Square, which has been designed by Viñoly Architects, the restaurant will overlook Waterline Square’s nearly three-acre park designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects.
Joining Empellón and located directly across the park is Cipriani’s first-ever large-scale culinary experience. The interior design of the 28,000- square-foot concept is created by legendary hospitality designer Martin Brudnizki. The venue will feature a multi-faceted food and beverage experience complete with a food and retail market with numerous specialty food counters, Cipriani’s largest bar in the world and a full-service restaurant.
Waterline Square is as an iconic collection of three luxury residential buildings on one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side. One Waterline Square has been designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects, Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Three Waterline Square by Viñoly Architects. Waterline Square’s beautiful interiors have also been designed by a dream team of interior designers who have each brought a fresh, new aesthetic to the development, including Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co. The development will boast direct access to the best green spaces, retail, restaurant and cultural institutions that the city has to offer, including Lincoln Center, Riverside Park and Central Park.
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